Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fulton Street Transit Hub Update

The Fulton Street transit hub has been oft-delayed and is well over budget, but it is reaching several milestones this year, including the reopening of the southbound Cortland Street station, which was taken out of service as a result of the 9/11 attacks and subsequent construction.

The whole project is expected to be completed by 2014, which is years later than originally expected. The project was supposed to be completed by 2009, but a lack of funds meant no work was carried out on the project for several years. At the same time, the $799 million cost is now up over $1.4 billion.

Still, it is long past time for this project to get completed since it would help untangle the maze of subway lines that were built at the turn of the 20th century when those lines were run by competing companies. It's expected to serve more than 300,000 people daily making it one of the busiest subway stops in the city.

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