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Port Authority Rejects Demand to End Bus Terminal Design Contest

(DNAINFO) Maya Rajamani | July 22, 2016 — Critics say the Port Authority hasn’t included the community in its plans for a new Manhattan terminal.

The Port Authority has no plans to call off its competition seeking designs for a new bus terminal in Manhattan, despite a public outcry from elected officials and the mayor’s office, its board chairman said.

Hours after politicians demanded that the agency delay the competition — calling the process behind it “premature” and “publicly opaque” — the chairman of Port Authority’s board of commissioners vetoed their request.

“We’re not going to defer the design and deliverability study,” John Degnan said after the agency’s board meeting on Thursday. “Its results will provide the basis upon which the dialogue that was requested today can take place.”

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