The incoming chairman of the Port Authority wants to replace the agency’s 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 “substandard.”  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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