As you might expect from the blog’s name, Second Ave. Sagas was all over Elliot Sander’s State of the MTA meeting yesterday, which focused primarily on the planned 2nd Avenue subway line. “Today we stand at a crossroads,” said Sander of the MTA’s 40-year–yes, 40-year–expansion plan.
Second Ave. said the speech’s “Holy Grail” included this from Sander:
The Second Avenue Subway can act as a trunk line for new service to West Harlem, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx…Consistent with the vision for a Lower Manhattan rail link, imagine the Second Avenue Subway running south to Lower Manhattan, then going under the East River to downtown Brooklyn and on to Jamaica, Queens, via the Long Island Rail Road’s Atlantic Avenue Branch, with a connection to the AirTrain to JFK.
The Second Ave. blog drills deep, so to speak on Sander’s speech, with lots of comments from readers who know an awful lot about subway construction.