Neighborhood News: Port Authority May Ax PATH Extension to Newark Airport, Hoboken & Jersey City Bicker Over Bike-Share Programs


**Port Authority officials have been busy these past few days. Late last week they confirmed a complete overhaul of New York’s Port Authority bus terminal. The project has already kicked off and officials estimate it could total as much as $10 billion, even though the agency’s current 10-year budget — which is also supposed to fund upgrades to existing bridges, tunnels, airports and seaports — is pegged at just $27.6 billion. Officials have also approved a $2.3-billion redevelopment plan for Newark Airport and announced an overhaul of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport. As a result of the spending, the Port Authority may also end its plans to extend the PATH train to Newark Airport. —The Record,

**Bikes from Hoboken’s bike-share system — Hudson Bike Share — are reportedly taking up too much bike rack space in Jersey City. That’s leaving many Jersey City residents with fewer places to park their bikes. As a result, Ward E Councilwoman Candice Osborne and Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer are trying to negotiate a scenario where three Hudson Bike racks could be installed in Jersey City in exchange for three Citi Bike Jersey City stations in Hoboken. However, Mayor Zimmer refuses to let Citi Bike Jersey City install three stations in her city, which has led to a verbal fight between officials in both cities. —

**Jersey Digs recently sat down with interior designer — and local downtown resident — Stephanie Villarreal-Farid, who most recently designed South House. —Jersey Digs

**The Hudson River may be the new home of a floating garden and performance space this summer. Codenamed Swale, the project was designed by Mary Mattingly who describes it as a garden on top of a floating barge that will be docked at different locations throughout the city during the summer and fall. —Curbed

**Is another fare hike looming for NJ Transit passengers? The agency finds itself $57 million in the red after nine months of earning lower-than-projected revenues. —The Record