New Updated Bus Terminal in the Works for Port Authority
by Mindy Cohn
Seven decades after opening, New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal, known to be outdated and woefully inadequate as a commuter hub, will soon be transformed into a state-of-the-art transit facility.
The multi-billion dollar project is not expected to be ready before 2031. In the meantime, the current transit hub will remain open for commuters while a bus storage facility is built to take over bus operations. Once the interim facility is built, busing will move to the new facility while the present old terminal is torn down and rebuilt into a new, state-of-the-art facility.
Upgrades such as bus storage space, artificial intelligence to manage bus scheduling, departures and arrivals, larger buses, space for electric buses and charging stations, heat recovery reuse, and onsite renewable energy generation are all expected features of the new facility.