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Port Authority ‘Doesn’t Know What It’s Doing’ With Terminal Plans, Pols Say

(DNAINFO)  Maya Rajamani | July 21, 2016 — Elected officials asked the Port Authority to end its contest seeking designs for a new bus terminal.

The Port Authority must halt its “premature” plans to build a new bus terminal west of Ninth Avenue, a group of local politicians demanded.

In October, the agency launched an international design competition to find a plan for a new bus station to replace the 65-year-old terminal on Eighth Avenue.

Elected officials including Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried on Thursday called on the agency put an end to the competition.

“The Port Authority has put the bus before the horse,” Brewer said outside the agency’s Financial District offices. “They’ve mounted the design competition for a new bus terminal footprint in a process that has been publicly opaque, that virtually no one in this community has been allowed input on.”

Source: Port Authority ‘Doesn’t Know What It’s Doing’ With Terminal Plans, Pols Say – Hell’s Kitchen & Clinton – DNAinfo New York