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When PATH took over the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad in 1962, it represented a compromise decades in the making. The construction of the World Trade Center proved too difficult a compromise for New York and New Jersey to agree on. Allowing the Port Authority to take over the Hudson and Manhattan to create a site for the World Trade Center at the H&M Terminal gave New Jersey an incentive to participate. And the creation of a major employment center rejuvenated ridership on PATH.