Sunday, April 26, 2009

2nd Avenue subway delayed

From the Daily News:

The first segment of the Second Ave. subway may not be finished until 2016 - four years later than the original schedule, the Daily News has learned.

The MTA, which has pushed back the completion date several times over the last decade, recently predicted additional construction and design delays totaling 18 months, an internal document drafted in February reveals.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's handling of some aspects of its major construction projects has frustrated the Federal Transit Administration, The News has learned.


Kevin Walsh said...

Let's do a permanent delay and get serious about dedicated express bus lanes along major Manhattan north-south routes. 1st, 2nd and 3rd are all wide avenues that run from the East Village to the Harlem River.

Anonymous said...

People do not like to ride buses, even though BRT is more akin to a train. Besides public perception, buses cannot be integrated into the already existing subway infrastructure (You can't run a bus on the Q line). That's why this project needs to be heavy rail. Perhaps BRT could be used as a temporary measure, but I fear it would cause undue complacency when we really need rail transit.

Anonymous said...

Will this project ever open? It is already more difficult to see than the Loch Ness Monster.

Anonymous said...

start putting el's back up

Anonymous said...

Will this project ever open?

They floated the first bond issue for this line the year that I was born.

And I'm in my 50s.