Proposed PATH Train Link to Newark Airport Isn’t Likely to Get Off the Ground

NJTV News | March 30, 2016 | Transportation
Gateway tunnel under Hudson and new bus terminal in Midtown among projects expected to get higher priority

It would be a tremendous pick-me-up for Newark’s South Ward, according to its supporters.

But a new PATH link from Newark Liberty International Airport is not likely to happen even though it’s been talked about for two decades.

When the bi-state agency recently approved a 10-year, $16 billion capital spending plan, more popular projects included construction of new terminals at Newark and LaGuardia airports, preliminary work on the Gateway tunnel under the Hudson River, and building a new Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

Bergen County lawmakers are among those who have called the PATH link expendable, noting that the bus terminal will handle 4.7 million passengers a month compared to about 180,000 per month for the commuter-rail extension.

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