Study: Cut demand at Port Authority Bus Terminal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Officials have released the results of a study which recommends reducing long-term demand at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Bus Terminal by at least 10 percent.

The trans-Hudson commuting capacity study released Thursday also calls for building a new terminal that could accommodate up to 337,000 passengers daily by 2040. The terminal currently handles 232,000 daily customers.

The study says possible improvements include initiating new trial bus routes using other trans-Hudson crossings in an effort to reduce Lincoln Tunnel and bus terminal congestion. It also calls for exploring new bus staging and storage locations.

The agency launched a website featuring five concepts for a new bus terminal that would cost from $3.7 billion to $15.3 billion to build.

The plans can be viewed at www.PABTcompetition.com .

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