Second Avenue Subway Postponed
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
New York, NY –
New Yorkers looking forward to that Second Avenue subway line will have to wait for it even longer than expected. The project, which was been in the works for decades, has been postponed again.
Gene Russianoff, lawyer for the Straphanger's Campaign, is not surprised.
RUSSIANOFF: That the Second Ave subway line is behind schedule and delayed should come as absolutely no shock to the majority of the American people.
The MTA says after a year-long review of the project, revised budgets and timelines have pushed the first phase back at least through the end of 2016.
The first phase of the subway line includes three stations along Second Avenue, and is expected to accommodate about 200,000