The Second Avenue Subway Construction (Part 1)
On November 30, 2010 Chairman Bill Perkins and the Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commission hosted a public hearing at 250 Broadway in New York City. The subject of the hearing was construction of the Second Avenue Subway.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 examined problems associated with the construction and its delays, and what can be done to possibly mitigate those problems.