Downtown Express Talks About The Fulton Transit Center

The latest issue of the Downtown Express features two transit related stories. The first one looks at how the Fulton Transit Center is stuck in limbo. While it shares the same concerns of being over budget & behind schedule like the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, it does not share any sort of timetable for completion. Julie Shapiro has more in this report:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority still does not know when the Fulton St. Transit Center will be complete or what the completed structure will look like, but Bill Wheeler, the agency’s planning director, promised City Councilmember Alan Gerson answers soon.

Wheeler spoke at a hearing Gerson held Monday focusing on the World Trade Center site, which will have an underground connection to the Fulton St. Transit Center, bringing together a total of 11 subway lines and the PATH trains. Like the W.T.C. projects, the Fulton hub is over budget and behind schedule, but unlike the Port Authority’s candid assessment of the W.T.C. site, the M.T.A. has yet to release a timetable for the transit center.

Click here for the complete report.

Considering the financial crisis the MTA is currently in, does anyone really expect this project to be completed anytime soon? We will be lucky to have this anywhere close to being up & functioning within the next 5-6 years if you ask me.

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