Second Avenue Subway Is At “Significant Risk” Of Missing December Opening


New, long-awaited subway stations along the MTA’s Second Avenue line are at risk of missing their promised December 2016 opening due to delays in critical equipment testing and the installation of communication systems, according to an independent engineer hired by the MTA to monitor the project’s progress.
“Looking at the schedule based on the project’s reports and our own field observations of the station construction program, we find that the project is not on schedule and has fallen further behind schedule in the month since our last report to you in June,” engineer Kent Haggas, who has been skeptical of the December deadline for months, told the MTA’s board on Monday.
Haggas added that the MTA needs to implement a “revised schedule” if it hopes to finish on time, a suggestion that MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast, presiding over Monday’s meeting, did not comment on.
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