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9/7/2005



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New York/New Jersey port authority begins to build World Trade Center station


Nearly four years after a terrorist attack destroyed the Port Authority Trans-Hudson’s (PATH) World Trade Center rail terminal, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is beginning to rebuild the facility.

Yesterday, the authority broke ground on a permanent World Trade Center Transportation Hub in lower Manhattan. To be completed in 2009, the facility will serve more than 80,000 passengers daily and replace a temporary PATH station that opened in 2003.

Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the transportation hub will link PATH service with subway lines and the World Financial Center Ferry Terminal and accommodate future connections with proposed transportation infrastructure, such as a rail system to John F. Kennedy International Airport and Long Island.

The Federal Transit Administration is providing $1.9 billion for the $2.2. billion project; the port authority will fund the remainder.


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