New Port Authority Bus Terminal plans move forward

Plans to build a new Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York are moving forward.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Thursday it is starting a formal environmental review process to replace the crumbling, 1950s-era facility with a new terminal in Manhattan.

The terminal has been criticized by commuters for its leaky ceilings, faulty air conditioners, dirty restrooms and frequent delays.

Plans for a new bus terminal have been progressing slowly in recent years. A proposal to build a new facility a block west in Manhattan encountered strong opposition from New York lawmakers in 2016.

It serves more than 200,000 travelers daily.

You can submit comments on the plan here.

Note: The article and headline have been corrected to reflect that the site of the new terminal has not been finalized.