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New York Ponies Up For New Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal

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New York NY, Governor Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced a new agreement to support the $10 billion replacement and expansion of the 73-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Recognizing the importance and catalytic potential of the project, the city has committed 40 years of tax revenue — expected to help the Port Authority raise an estimated total of up to $2 billion, 20 percent of the project cost — from three potential new commercial developments on three sites, two of which will be positioned atop the new bus terminal and the third to be built at a nearby site owned by the Port Authority and private owners, subject to market demand. This deal brings the vision of a reimagined bus terminal one step closer to reality.


New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said, “Anyone entering New York City should be greeted by a world-class travel hub, and now we are one step closer to a revitalized Port Authority Bus Terminal. We are modernizing New York’s infrastructure to prioritize public space, thriving businesses, and the safety and wellbeing of all New Yorkers. Replacing and expanding the Bus Terminal will spur economic development for decades to come and rebuild an important gateway into New York City.”

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said, “The Midtown Bus Terminal is an integral fixture in our regional transportation network that keeps our economy moving by making sure commuters get where they need to go. I want to thank Mayor Adams, the Port Authority, and Governor Hochul for their continued partnership on this important project. Today’s announcement puts us one step closer to ensuring New Jersey commuters have access to a state-of-the-art facility that provides the safe, reliable public transit they deserve.”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said, “For decades, New Yorkers have watched the Port Authority Bus Terminal deteriorate from the world-class facility it was in the 1950s to the stain it is on Midtown today. The days of watching are over, and the days of acting are here. Our investment over the course of the coming years, and our partnership with the Port Authority, will help develop a new crown jewel for Midtown — a state-of-the-art bus terminal that will add acres of new public space and storefronts, decrease congestion in Hell’s Kitchen, and improve the commuter and community experience in and around the terminal for both New Yorkers and visitors to the greatest city in the world.”

Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said, “Our agreement with the city to provide a portion of the financing toward a new Midtown Bus Terminal will allow the Port Authority to move forward with a project that will generate economic benefits for our entire region while improving the quality of life in the community where the terminal is located. We will replace this aging eyesore with a world-class gateway our region deserves.”

Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said, “Today’s announcement of an agreement between the city and the Port Authority for the financing of a new Midtown Bus Terminal enables us to create a world-class gateway that will dramatically improve travel to and from the city while also improving the quality of life for the surrounding communities. We appreciate the hard work and the support of Mayor Eric Adams and the members of his administration who worked with us on this agreement. With the city committing revenue to fund up to 20 percent of the project, we will be able to advance our revised plan that is more costly but adds significant community benefits to the project. I also thank Governor Hochul, the elected officials, community board, and the many stakeholders for their support in helping us reach this agreement.”

The new Midtown Bus Terminal will replace the existing 73-year-old, functionally-obsolete and rundown terminal with a long overdue world-class facility. The new terminal is designed to meet projected 2040-2050 commuter growth, provide a best-in-class customer experience that serves the region’s 21st century public transportation needs, and enhance the surrounding community. A rendering of the new Midtown Bus Terminal is available here.

The $10 billion world-class facility will include a new 2.1 million square foot main terminal, a separate storage and staging building, and new ramps leading directly into and out of the Lincoln Tunnel. The revised project plan — including a proposal for the permanent closure of a portion of 41st Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, a central main entrance, more street-level retail, and a multi-story indoor atrium and new public open space — will enhance both commuter and community experiences at the world’s busiest bus terminal. The project is expected to create approximately 6,000 good-paying union construction jobs, and is expected to be constructed in phases, with a temporary terminal and new ramps completed in 2028 and the new main terminal completed in 2032.

The Port Authority’s plan for the Midtown Bus Terminal replacement project reflects public feedback from extensive community outreach, including input from New York City, commuters, local community boards, neighborhood coalitions, and elected officials. The project will bring a wide array of community benefits, including:

  • Added capacity to allow curbside inter-city buses that currently pick up and drop off on city streets surrounding the bus terminal to move their operations inside the bus terminal and off the streets.
  • The creation of nearly 3.5 acres of publicly-accessible open space on Port Authority property on Dyler Avenue, restoring and improving connectivity for pedestrians and the community.
  • New street-facing concessions and retail amenities for the community, as well as concessions and retail inside the bus terminal.
  • The construction of significantly improved and attractive facades, enhancing the visual quality of the new bus terminal to become an asset rather than an eyesore to the surrounding neighborhoods. This design includes an iconic atrium entrance on West 41st Street and Eighth Avenue.

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11 thoughts on “New York Ponies Up For New Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal

  1. The bus station in the village of Ridgewood is a disgrace. The place has been fallen apart and filthy for a long time. It’s embarrassing for the village.

  2. Again ?

    1. Someone getting triggered with a reference to bus station.

      Call it what it is, a covered bus stop. To be bus station you need a coffee shop and a newspaper stand. See train station on the other side of the tracks.

      1. dial back your meds.
        You seem agitated (and triggered) and are not making much sense…

  3. Again, what

    1. didn’t they just give this place a major refresh within the last 10 years ?

  4. No, we’re not looking for bathrooms, a new stand, coffee stand, we are looking for definitely major repairs must be done to the site. Have you seen the wood framing it’s all rotted. Or do you stand outside or look on your phone? how about looking up And seeing what needs to be repaired before it falls right on your head. You’ll be the first one to sew. And maybe they can install some good lighting inside do you know any people use that place as a bathroom they pee all over the place

    1. Again, it’s not a bus station, it’s a bus stop. The administrative code is a little outdated in this regard but it does allow for a certain, albeit unspecified, amount of pee at bus stops. And the wood is not “rotten” it’s “naturally weathered” and contributes to the quaint character of the village. It’s what makes us who we are. I mean, ask yourself, if Ridgewood doesn’t have at least one dilapidated pee shack are we even Ridgewood?

  5. Oh boy

  6. Shaking my head. It is not a bus station. It’s a bus stop. Big difference. Why must folks complain about every little thing? Just my opinion

    1. WTF are you talking about ?
      the article is about the midtown (New York) Bus Terminal

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