The incoming chairman of the Port Authority wants to replace the agency‚Äôs bus terminal in midtown.
The Star Ledger reports John Degnan rode a bus into the city and back to New Jersey yesterday and concluded that conditions are ‚Äúsubstandard.‚ÄĚ¬† The facility was described as functionally obsolete and badly in need of an overhaul.
Degnan hopes to use $90 million for short-term work on the building, such as improving the air conditioning system.
Plans to build a new Port Authority bus terminal were scrapped in 2011 because of the $800 million price tag.
More than 100,000 commuters use the Port Authority terminal every day, making 65 million trips a year.
Degnan is expected to be officially named as chairman today.¬† He was appointed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Source:¬† Star Ledger
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