Sander Gives First State of MTA Address

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.