Port Authority approves plan for new NYC bus terminal

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
People line up to buy tickets at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, Thursday, March 19, 2015.
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NEW YORK -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has moved forward with a plan to replace its aging New York bus terminal.

Board members approved a plan Thursday that will include an international design competition for a new terminal.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is more than 50 years old and handles more than 200,000 people per day. It's considered outdated and ill-suited for projected increases in traffic in the coming years.

Board members last month were sharply divided on what direction the project should take. But a consensus was reached since then on several fronts.

The plan approved Thursday also would hire a consultant to look at ridership projections and consider how the new terminal would fit in with other transit projects.