$10 billion plan unveiled to revamp Port Authority Bus Terminal

The project aims to transform the aging 73-year-old terminal into a state-of-the-art facility, complete with a new 2.1 million-square-foot main terminal, a separate storage and staging building, and new ramps providing direct access to and from the Lincoln Tunnel.

Edric Robinson

Mar 13, 2024, 2:42 PM

Updated 35 days ago

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In a move to modernize one of New York City's iconic transportation hubs, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams have announced a $10 billion plan to overhaul the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The project aims to transform the aging 73-year-old terminal into a state-of-the-art facility, complete with a new 2.1 million-square-foot main terminal, a separate storage and staging building, and new ramps providing direct access to and from the Lincoln Tunnel.
Accompanying the announcement was a rendering offering a glimpse of the future terminal's design, showcasing its potential to revolutionize commuter experiences and alleviate congestion. Officials anticipate that these enhancements will significantly improve the overall transportation infrastructure of the city.
One of the key highlights of the project is its potential to generate approximately 6,000 union construction jobs, providing a much-needed boost to the local economy.
Despite the excitement surrounding the initiative, concerns have been raised by some residents, particularly those living in buildings adjacent to the terminal.
“I live right across the street in one of these buildings, that they are going to tear down our homes. They’re going to take our buildings,” says Catherine Klemann.
However, commuters like Marrion Mack are optimistic about the proposed changes.
“I believe that they should, because they did 34th Street, they did the Millennium Hall. It’s really nice - it’s about transportation, it’s New York City. We need to keep it moving,” says Mack.
Construction of the project is slated to occur in phases, with a temporary terminal expected to be completed by 2028, followed by the unveiling of the new main terminal by 2032.


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