The chairman and CEO of Uniondale-based RXR Realty, Scott Rechler, has served since 2011 as vice chairman of the bi-state Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
In a recent appearance before a New York City civic group, Rechler, who has been a frequent adviser to New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, drew attention for suggesting that the needs of regional transit merit a change in toll structures and methods.
Rechler also made another newsworthy suggestion. Rather than invest an estimated $9 billion to revamp the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, he said, perhaps a new bus facility should go in New Jersey, which could prove way less expensive. Buses there could hook up with existing rail lines to the city or a proposed new Hudson River tunnel.
Rechler said it as at least worth considering.