Second Avenue Subway Task Force Meeting

Second Avenue Subway Task Force meeting sponsored by Manhattan Community Board 8.

Discussion: Residential real estate issues related to the proposed Second Avenue Subway. [Ed note: One of Spitzer’s transportation priorities.]


Today’s Headlines

City Spends $140m on New Radio System; Transit and Street Cops Still Can’t Talk (NYT) Ground-Breaking for Second Avenue Subway: Happening in Our Lifetime (NY1) Gasoline Spill Reaches Bronx River (Daily News) Riverkeeper Sues Exxon for Newtown Creek Dumping (Daily News) Times Skeptical on Bush’s Energy Promises (NYT) Reality Check on President’s Fuel Economy Plan […]

Second Avenue Subway Keeps on Slipping Into the Future

Why wait? The optimal BRT configuration on First and Second Avenues would convert multiple traffic lanes to physically separated busways. Following another revision to the Second Avenue Subway construction timetable, the first phase of the mega-project remains, as ever, about seven or eight years away from completion. Pete Donohue reports in the Daily News: The […]

MTA Capital Plan Calls for $4.5B in Pricing Revenues

  The MTA released a five-year, $29.5 billion capital plan today. As expected, the agency’s course relies heavily on congestion pricing, to the tune of $4.5 billion in revenue. Highlights of the three-tiered plan: Tier 1 ($20 billion) includes 590 new subway cars, 2,976 buses, 440 commuter rail cars, 44 subway station rehabilitations, and system-wide […]