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REDEVELOPED GWB BUS STATION WILL REOPEN TOMORROW FOR BUS OPERATIONS

Date: May 15, 2017
Press Release Number: 92-2017

Beginning at 5 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16, the George Washington Bridge Bus Station (GWBBS) will relocate most bus operations to their permanent locations in the redeveloped facility.

Passenger access will be available through the bus pavilion on the station’s third level. Customers will be able to enter the facility at Fort Washington Avenue and take the escalator, stairs or elevator up to the bus pavilion. There are also express elevators at the Broadway entrance.

The new bus pavilion includes a heated and air-conditioned waiting area, bus gates that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and seating for up to 125 customers, as well as ticket sales, public restrooms and electronic passenger information boards.

More information about the redeveloped bus station, including the gate assignments for NJ Transit, Express/Spanish Transportation, Ameribus/Saddle River and Rockland Coach/Red & Tan bus lines, will be available at www.panynj.gov/GWBBSredevelopment. Customers also may contact their bus carriers for information on their new gate assignments.

The tunnel connection between the facility and the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s A Line station at 175th Street will reopen at a later date. Eventually, more than 120,000 square-feet of new retail facilities are expected to open at the facility’s GWB Marketplace Mercado.

The GWBBS redevelopment project represents the most significant improvement at the facility since its 1963 opening. The project is being directed by GWBBS Development Venture (DV), a private entity working on behalf of the Port Authority.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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