NYC - Port Authority Bus Terminal
The Port Authority Bus Terminal, covering two city blocks between 8th and 9th Avenues and 40th and 42nd Street, serves as a terminus and departure point for both commuter bus routes as well as for long-distance intercity routes. When originally opened on December 15, 1950, it occupied only the southern block. The Northern Wing was added in the 1980s. The accompanying renovation replaced the art deco styling of the original terminal with a "modern" steel-and-glass look. The terminal is the biggest bus station in the United States and the busiest in the world by volume of traffic. It serves 7,200 buses and about 200,000 people on an average weekday. Over 3 billion passengers have used the building since it began operation during 1950.