Twelve (12) years after the Notice of Intent, nine (9) years after approval of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, and six (6) years after the start of construction, the MTA has launched the Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (“CIC”), a “one-stop shop along the Second Avenue Subway construction corridor, where visitors can learn about the subway, its history, and its construction.” The CIC is intended as a central hub to provide construction information to the public, and to bring project concerns directly to the staff’s attention. Last night I, along with five local residents, attended the Center’s premiere presentation.
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With New Jersey Governor Chris Christie set to announce Friday whether he will kill the ARC Project or allow it to proceed, the fate of tri-state area commuters hangs in the balance.
With all types of groups, politicians, economists, and others weighing in, ZONE would like to hear from you. Please vote in the poll below and let us know how you feel. (For a recap of the ARC proposal, go here.)
In a crushing blow to public transit advocates and New Jersey commuters alike, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered the termination of the ARC Tunnel Project. The ARC project – standing for Access to the Region’s Core – was a proposed new tunnel from New Jersey into midtown Manhattan, terminating at Penn Station, with an entirely new underground rail station built, connecting the many modes of transportation along 34th Street between 6th Ave and 8th Ave. (more…)