Port Authority Looks to Clean Up Problem in Midtown Manhattan

WNYC | July 24, 2014 | Transportation
Agency allocates $90 million in capital expenses for quick fixes at 42nd Street hub

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Commuters who travel by bus to midtown Manhattan know the Port Authority Bus Terminal all too well — in all its crowded, gritty, grimy glory.

But over the next several months the battered bus terminal is going to get some much-needed repairs. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has voted to allocate $90 million to quick — but badly needed — fixes.

These include repairing ceiling leaks, stepping up cleaning, and renovating second-floor restrooms.

But the outdated terminal needs more than a facelift, according to the Port Authority’s new chairman, John Degnan. The only effective solution is a new facility.

But Degnan cautioned that a new bus terminal is 10 to 15 years in the future.

Read the entire story by WNYC’s Kate Hinds.

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