Statement From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo On East Side Access

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:24

"East Side Access is one of the biggest challenges facing the MTA. It has taken over 50 years and the price has increased 11-fold. The project is still about four years from completion and operation. We recently had great success by having outside experts review the L Train tunnel project where their recommendations made a dramatic difference, bringing cutting edge technology and different design ideas to the MTA. The budget that just passed directs the MTA to conduct a similar process on the East Side Access project to see if there are any new ideas that could expedite construction or reduce cost. It can only be a net positive exercise."

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