The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey issued a request for information on Wednesday for the redevelopment of the Journal Square Transportation Center in Jersey City.
The site was originally designed to meet the 1970s-era neighborhood and transportation network requirements. The transportation center provides access to all 13 PATH stations and serves seven different bus operators.
The request for information seeks input on redeveloping and re-configuring the site to enhance the customer experience for commuters, creating a mixed-use neighborhood destination, and investing in critical public transportation improvements.
The Port Authority said it welcomes ideas and concepts from firms that specialize in designing, developing and operating mixed-use projects with enhanced retail experiences.
In keeping with the recently released PATH Improvement Plan, the Port Authority welcomes redevelopment concepts that increase vertical circulation access points to ease the flow of PATH passengers down to the platforms and to address potential future longer-train lengths and increased passenger loads.
“The Journal Square Transportation Center is one of the busiest transit hubs in the country, and we look forward to seeing proposals for the site that advance the Port Authority’s goals of increasing train capacity, reducing delays and improving customer experience on PATH,” Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole said. “As Jersey City continues to grow, the Port Authority is committed to bringing reliable service and a state-of-the-art transportation hub to riders who live, work or travel through Journal Square.”