Congressman Nadler Statement Commending Port Authority Joint Announcement on West Side Bus Terminal

Sep 20, 2016 Issues: Transportation, New York and Our Neighborhoods

New York, NY -- Today, following the joint statement of Port Authority and elected officials of New York and New Jersey, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), who was a leading voice in the campaign undertaken by West Side elected officials in opposition to the flawed Design + Deliverability competition, commended the announcement on the need for a new expanded and transparent planning process for a new West Side bus terminal:

“I am thrilled to join my colleagues in today’s announcement of a new expanded planning process for a new West Side bus terminal,” said Congressman Jerrold Nadler. "The future planning for the project will include significant local stakeholder input into a comprehensive public engagement and planning process, which will fully examine the range of options for a new Bus Terminal and view the project in an appropriate regional context, including an analysis of potential temporary and additional bus facility sites in both states. I also would like to thank Port Authority Chairman John Degnan and Vice Chairman Steve Cohen, for listening to our concerns and agreeing to engage in this new planning process. Only through a robust and transparent planning process will we be able to build a modern bus terminal that can be the pride of both New York and New Jersey."