Second Avenue Subway

MTA Chairman Statement On Capital Program

With the media & local officials all over the MTA about the $1 billion cut for the second phase of the Second Avenue Subway project from the recently approved 2015-2019 Capital Program, MTA Chairman & CEO Thomas F. Prendergast has released the following statement: The new MTA Capital Program includes $535 million over the next […]

MTA Approves 2015-2019 Capital Program

This past Wednesday, the MTA approved its 2015-2019 Capital Program which includes $3 billion in cost reductions. Here is more via official press release: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today approved its 2015-19 Capital Program, the largest investment ever in the subways, buses, railroads, bridges and tunnels that keep New York moving. The Capital […]

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 […]