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2nd Ave. subway may be delayed, again, and gets B-minus in report


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A congressional report card gives the MTA a B-minus for its Second Ave. subway project - and warns completion could be delayed yet again.

 

Construction has created thousands of jobs, but managers have been unable to stick to a schedule or budget, the report being released today by Rep. Carolyn Maloney states.

 

MTA Inspector General Barry Kluger, meanwhile, is conducting his own "all encompassing" review of the delays and cost overruns, the Daily News has learned.

 

"Up until now, the project has been marred by missed deadlines, cost overruns and a harsh impact on local businesses," the Maloney report states.

 

The MTA should have been able to avert some delays by identifying problems in advance, such as the need to shore up buildings above where it is blasting and tunneling, the report states.

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/09/26/2009-09-26_2nd_ave_subway_may_be_delayed_again_and_gets_bminus_in_report.html#ixzz0SDf7ZONA

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The Second Avenue Subway hardly counts as "extra stuff" - it is incredibly necessary and has been for the past 50 years since the destruction of the Third Avenue El in Manhattan.

 

They NEED to find a way to get this done, even if only Phase I gets done, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The problem is they are not holding the contractors accountable.

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