Rep. Maloney Applauds Progress Made on 2nd Avenue Subway Expansion

Jan 7, 2022
Press Release
The expansion will bring Q Train service to 125th Street, generate jobs, produce economic development, and create a more interconnected City

New York, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) spoke with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about the progress being made on the 2nd Avenue Subway expansion, which will bring Q Train service to 125th Street. Maloney met with Secretary Buttigieg last year during his visit to New York City, where she emphasized the importance of the Second Avenue Subway expansion. The expansion is one step closer to completion as it has been approved to move into the engineering phase. The next, and final phase, is a full federal funding grant agreement under the Capital Investment Grants Program totaling 49% of the total cost of the project delivered to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) over a span of years.

 “I am thrilled that Secretary Buttigieg and the FTA are prioritizing 2nd Avenue Subway expansion by shepherding the project into the engineering phase and bringing it one step closer to federal funding approval. Bringing the Q Train to 125th Street will be a game changer for our City as we rebuild from the COVID-19 crisis and it will help reduce transit deserts by connecting East Harlem to midtown, lower Manhattan, and Brooklyn. It will reduce the dangerously overcrowded Lexington Avenue line while also committing to the City’s century-old promise to our people to create another east side line. I was proud to lead the fight to build Phase 1, and I look forward to working with Secretary Buttigieg, Governor Hochul, Congressmember Espaillat, MTA CEO and Acting Chair Janno Lieber, and elected officials on the City and State level to ensure that the MTA has all the committed resources it needs to complete this vital project.”