The Second Avenue Subway is being constructed to provide residents and commuters with additional access to mass transit. However, this endeavor has lead to numerous problems. Many businesses, residents, building owners, and commuters have been adversely affected by the construction which has eliminated parking, diminished sidewalks, and severely blocked access to local businesses. In addition, the scheduled dates of completion have been pushed back, and limited information has been disseminated to impacted businesses and residents. By hearing from these affected parties, and those vested with the authority to construct the subway line, this hearing will examine problems associated with the construction and its delays, and what can be done to possibly mitigate those problems.
Senate Standing Committees
Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
Senator Bill Perkins, Chair
“The New York City subway system is a vital public resource,” said Senator Bill Perkins. Chair of the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions. “The expansion of the system through construction of the Second Avenue Subway will not only serve to benefit riders, but it will also positively influence economic development of the city. Unfortunately, as a result of years of stalled construction, these benefits have yet to be realized. This hearing will provide affected members of the community and other involved parties with an opportunity to express their concerns regarding