The Second Avenue Subway: Ep. 29

(or listen on YouTube)

The Second Avenue Subway may be the most expensive bit of subway ever built, shattering the already mind-bogglingly-high records set by its NYC predecessors. Maybe it was the unions, or contractor negligence, but we can be sure it had nothing to do with corruption, because there has never been any corruption in New York.


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: CA: Bay Area storm caused disruptions for BART, Muni. Here's how long it will take them to recover
  2. [2] Gothamist: A Brief History Of The Long-Awaited Second Avenue Subway
  3. [3] Wikipedia: Second Avenue Subway ยง Phase 1
  4. [4] MTA: Second Avenue Subway, phase 2
  5. [5] Railway Age: Now Advancing: New York's Second Avenue Subway Phase 2
  6. [6] Metro Wiki: Second Avenue Subway
  7. [7] NYT: The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth
  8. [8] Marketplace: Why does transit infrastructure cost so much in the U.S.?
  9. [9] New York Magazine: Why Is Infrastructure So Expensive to Build in New York?
  10. [10] Metro Wiki: Interborough Rapid Transit Company
  11. [11] Metro Wiki: Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation
  12. [12] Metro Wiki: Independent Subway System
  13. [13] Wikipedia: IRT Lexington Avenue Line
  14. [14] Curbed NY: How New York City's subway construction costs got so high