More on 2nd Avenue Subway
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Christina Parisi April 23, 2013 (212) 860-0606 NEW YORK, NY, April 23, 2013 – Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) hailed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) announcement that the “muck houses” on Second Avenue at 72nd and 69th Streets will be removed now that all blasting has been completed and the debris has largely been cleared. In addition, the MTA has issued its final set of Requests for Proposals for the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway.
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) celebrated the news this week that tunnel-boring had been completed on the East Side Access project, which will connect Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to Grand Central Terminal, and is the largest mass transit initiative under construction anywhere in the United States.
Rep. Maloney Hails Inclusion of Full Federal Funding for Second Avenue Subway, East Side Access in House Appropriations Budget
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today hailed the inclusion of $123,384,621 for the Second Avenue Subway and $215,000,000 for the East Side Access project connecting Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Terminal in the House Transportation, Housing & Urban Development (THUD) appropriation proposed for Fiscal Year 2013, which was presented to the House Appropriations Committee today. Both figures reflect the amounts requested for each project by the Obama administration in its proposed FY ’13 budget.
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) today hailed the awarding by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of $197,182,000 in funds for the Second Avenue Subway. Representative Maloney has fought for decades to secure federal funding for the vital infrastructure project, which is one of the biggest in the nation and will add the first new capacity to New York City’s sprawling underground transit network in more than sixty years. The Subway is located almost entirely in New York’s 14th Congressional District, which Maloney represents.
New York, NY – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) today hailed the inclusion in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal of $123 million for the Second Avenue Subway and $215 million for East Side Access. Maloney has fought for years to secure federal funding for both transit projects, which are among the largest in the country and are located almost entirely in New York’s 14th Congressional District, which Maloney represents.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) today expressed her strong opposition to H.R. 3864, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Financing Act of 2012. This legislation would, among other provisions, strip mass transit programs of the guaranteed funding they currently receive from the Highway Trust Fund, which is funded by the federal gasoline tax. The Republican proposal would instead make mass transit funding entirely dependent on the annual appropriations process, introducing uncertainty that could make it more difficult to finance transit projects.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) noted the inclusion of $186,566,000 in federal funding in next year’s budget for the Second Avenue Subway and $203,424,000 for East Side Access. While these allocations are less than the amounts requested for the projects in the President’s budget -and what was scheduled to be delivered by the federal government under the full-funding grant agreements for the subway and East Side Access- they are a significant increase from the cuts proposed by Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee. House and Senate negotiators agreed to the funding amounts last night; the FY2012 appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, which contains the allocations, should be voted on by the House on Thursday.
Maloney & House Transportation Cmte. Chair Mica Tour 2nd Ave. Subway Site, Discuss Progress of Subway, Fed. Transportation Bill
New York, NY – U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and John Mica (R-FL), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today toured the recently-completed tunnels for the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway. After the tour, Maloney and Mica discussed the progress of the Second Avenue Subway and of the long-term reauthorization of federal transportation programs.
New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Assembly Members Micah Kellner and Dan Quart, and Council Members Jessica Lappin and Dan Garodnick released their 3rd annual report card on the construction of the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) issued the following statement today upon the completion of tunneling required for the first phase of the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway project.