PATH upgrading stations to tune of $200 million

(AP) - Commuters who take PATH trains from NewJersey to Manhattan are going to notice some improvements over thenext several years, including more benches, cleaner stations andbetter loudspeaker systems.

The upgrades are part of a $200 million, 10-year project by thePort Authority of New York and New Jersey. It's being funded partlyby the extra $2 motorists have been paying at the city's bridgesand tunnels.

One of the biggest projects will to be transform the Harrisonstation just outside Newark. The 97-year-old station is scheduledfor more than $100 million in improvements, including replacing itsaging platform and waiting area with sleek, glass- and steel-covered pavilions.

Other stations will be spruced up with new seating, lighting andflooring.

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