Sander Gives First State of MTA Address

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Even though the Second Avenue Subway has not been fully funded, much less built, the head the MTA is dreaming about the next steps his agency will take.

REPORTER: Lee Sander said at the first-ever State of the MTA address that today's mega-projects would lay the groundwork for a new generation of rail lines that would increase service into the boroughs.

SANDER: The Second Avenue Subway can act as a trunk line for new service to West Harlem, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

REPORTER: Sander mentioned 10 new projects that the MTA did not include in the current capital spending plan, such as a Metro-North connection that could take commuters from Connecticut into New Jersey, a rail spur to LaGuardia Airport, and express trains on extra middle tracks.