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

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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