The Port Authority has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the redevelopment of the Journal Square Transportation Center (JSTC), an 8.85-acre transportation hub in Jersey City, NJ.
Originally designed to meet the 1970’s era neighborhood and transportation network requirements, today the center provides access to all 13 PATH stations and serves seven different bus operators.
The RFI seeks input on redeveloping and reconfiguring the site to enhance the customer experience for commuters, create a mixed-use neighborhood destination, and invest in critical public transportation improvements.
“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,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “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.”
The upgrade to Journal Square is part of an effort to increase capacity on the Newark-WTC line by 40 percent and all other lines by 20 percent by 2022; reduce system delays; and improve customer experience including full integration with the MTA’s new tap-and-go fare payment system, OMNY.