Maloney Hails Federal Transit Administration Decision To Allow Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 Begin Project Development
New York, NY – Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) learned that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) approval for Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 to enter Project Development under its New Starts program. This begins a two year process for the project to receive a full funding grant agreement from the federal government under which the project will be eligible to receive a significant amount of federal funding, estimated to be approximately 1/3 of the total cost. During the two year process, the MTA will update its environmental review of the project and complete engineering and design studies.
“I am thrilled that the Federal Transit Administration has recognized that the second phase of the Second Avenue Subway from 96th to 125th Street is worthy of receiving federal funding,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “It will relieve congestion on the Lexington Avenue line, reduce commuting times and make it easier for New Yorkers to travel around the City. On day one, it is estimated that over 100,000 passengers will ride Phase 2 when it is completed. This is fantastic news for the City.”
A copy of the FTA’s letter can be found here.