Second Avenue Subway

Explosion At 72nd St SAS Station Cavern

I have been so busy over the past few days but I could not ignore the big story from the other day when an explosion occurred at the 72nd St Second Avenue Subway station cavern. While the explosion was of the planned variety, the result of debris & a thick cloud of smoke rising was […]

Tunneling For 2nd Ave Subway Complete

Earlier today, the MTA announced that tunneling for the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway was complete. More details courtesy of the press release sent out: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority completed tunneling today for the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway when a tunnel boring machine (TBM) reached the Lexington Avenue-63rd Street station, […]

MTA Launches SAS Tunnel Boring Machine

Earlier this morning, the MTA sent me a press release which highlights how they have launched the tunnel boring machine responsible for digging the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway. Here are the complete details: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), elected officials, and contractor S3 Tunnel Constructors today launched the tunnel boring machine that […]

SAS To Receive $79M In Stimulus Money

February was the last time I blogged about stimulus money for the MTA. In that entry, I talked about the MTA’s desire to use some of the money for the Fulton Transit Center. However a more important project will be receiving federal stimulus money & that is none other than the Second Avenue Subway. The […]

Elliot Sander Discusses Downtown Mega Projects

A week ago today, the MTA approved their 2009 “Doomsday” budget which will feature steep fare increases & service cuts. The very next day, MTA CEO/Executive Director Elliot Sander took the time to talk about some downtown projects such as the Fulton Street Transit Hub & Second Avenue Subway. Julie Shapiro & Josh Rogers of […]