NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A project to build a new Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan that has caused political strife on both sides of the Hudson River is showing no signs of reaching a resolution.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Vice Chairman Steven M. Cohen, an appointee of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was absent from Thursday’s board meeting. A fellow board member said it was due to frustrations over the project.
A New Jersey lawmaker criticized some of her New York counterparts for suggesting Port Authority Chairman John Degnan, a New Jersey appointee, should recuse himself from the project.
The 66-year-old terminal is decaying and the source of regular delays. A plan to build a new terminal one block west of the current location has been panned by New York lawmakers.
Several New York officials had wanted the terminal moved or built in New Jersey, citing environmental and health concerns.
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