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 project is slated to receive $79M in stimulus money. Jason Fink of AMNY has more in this brief report:
The long-delayed Second Avenue subway will receive $79 million from the economic stimulus bill passed this year, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan), announced today.
The money will be used for the first phase of the project, which includes stations at 96th, 86th and 72nd streets on Second Avenue. This section is expected to be complete by 2016.
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This news while good is sure to get lost in the current cycle of the MTA bailout being passed & MTA CEO/Execuite Director Elliot Sander resigning. This is project has faced so many delays & really needs to be completed to its full potential. While this money won’t come close to being enough for such a result, every bit helps.