We all know that the Port Authority Bus Terminal blows. Thankfully, major progress is being made on the plan to bring New Yorkers a brand new one. Yesterday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners voted to approve the funding plan for the new terminal, as well as for the LaGuardia Airport revamp and upgrades for Newark Liberty Airport.
The Authority's executive director, Patrick J. Foye, called the vote "the most important board meeting in Port Authority history," according to the New York Times.
The LaGuardia overhaul will include a new grand entrance, updated security measures, connectivity between the four terminals, new shops and public transportation access (finally!).
The new bus terminal will be located on Manhattan's West Side near the current 42nd St spot. What will it look like, you ask? Well, you could create it. The Port Authority has launched a design contest for the terminal that will pay $1 million to the winner (check out the contest info here.)
We don't know when either project will actually be completed, but at least we have a shiny new airport and bus terminal to look forward to!