Remember when 2016 seemed so far away and the Second Avenue Subway was like a distant fantasy? Fantasy is edging closer to reality as the southern section of the line is now 82% complete according to the MTA. Unfortunately, the MTA is also broke….again…so the portion of the subway serving areas above 96th Street may not happen unless Governor Cuomo can close the MTA's $15 BILLION budget gap. Time flies when you're busy and 2016 can become 2026 before you know it. Will they make their December 2016 in service goal for Phase I? Only time will tell.
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