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Port Authority to Weigh Building Bus Terminal at Existing Site This Week

By Maya Rajamani | September 25, 2017 4:48pm
 The Port Authority bus terminal on Eighth Avenue.
The Port Authority bus terminal on Eighth Avenue.
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HELL’S KITCHEN — The Port Authority will review a plan to build a new bus terminal at the site of its existing Eighth Avenue transit hub this week, a spokesman said.

In April, the agency’s chief of major capital projects said it was studying the possibility of using a “build-in-place” option to replace the aging terminal.

The agency’s board will hear a presentation focused on that option at its weekly meeting this Thursday, spokesman Steve Coleman said.

The plan would involve constructing a new terminal at the existing site “without disrupting operations,” he explained

Port Authority had originally planned to build a replacement terminal west of its existing one — launching a competition seeking a design in 2015 — but ultimately agreed to restart the process amid vehement community opposition.

Crain’s New York first reported on the board’s upcoming meeting agenda.