Remodeled 42nd St. Bus Terminal Improves both Transit and the Neighborhood

by Eugene J. Fasullo, (M.ASCE), Asst. Chf. Engr. for Design, Research and Development; Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J., New York, N.Y.,
Daniel M. Hahn, (M.ASCE), Engr. of Design, Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals; Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J., New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 1, Pg. 41-43

Document Type: Feature article


A $160 million project to expand New York City's 42nd St. Bus Terminal was completed last year. The project is expected to improve commuter transit by increasing passenger facilities and bus loading positions by over 40%. It will also reduce midtown Manhattan traffic and pollution by providing an underground bus tunnel access and ventilation facility. The article describes the project's design and benefits, including construction of a facade truss and the decision to use composite construction, resulting from a value engineering study of the preliminary construction plans.

Subject Headings: Underground construction | Bus stops | Residential location | Buses | Composite construction | Value engineering | Commute | Passengers | New York | United States | New York City

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