Second Ave. subway's next phase to be completed in 2029, new documents reveal

A report on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s construction costs from the Regional Plan Association faulted the agency for failing to ramp up work on phase two, as phase one was coming to a close.

RPA spokeswoman Dani Simons said she hopes the MTA will heed the recommendations in the report, including one about setting unrealistic budgets and timelines. RPA’s chairman Scott Rechler is an MTA board member leading that effort.

“This is a huge opportunity for the MTA to demonstrate that it is adopting the changes that have been recommended to it,” she said. “Our hope is that this is an accurate timeline and that will help prevent avoidable cost overruns.”

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