Port Authority scraps bus garage

HACKENSACK - (AP) - Commuters will continue to face a long line of empty buses snarling traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel after the Port Authority scrapped plans to build a new bus garage in Manhattan.

Port Authority officials say they can't afford the $800 millionproject because recent toll increases were lower than proposed.

The agency's midtown bus terminal doesn't have enough room sohundreds of empty buses are forced to return to New Jersey to parkbetween the morning and evening rush-hours.

Martin Robins of Rutgers University's Voorhees TransportationPolicy Institute told The Record newspaper that the decision tocancel a new garage consigns New Jersey's mass transit riders toyears and years of congestion and unreliable bus service.

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