It costs New York five times more to build the same amount of track miles and just one more new train station as it recently did London, according to the Regional Plan Association. Our then-record $2.1 billion per mile of track on the 7-train extension to Hudson Yards was dwarfed by our now-record $2.7 billion per mile for phase one of the new 2nd Avenue Subway. Up next, we’re expected to pay a comical $3.5 billion for phase two of the 2nd Avenue Subway. These are not the kind of records we should seek to break.
Read the full op-ed in City & State.