Second Avenue Subway Extension Plans Take Next Step Forward

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has taken the next step as part of the planned construction of the Second Avenue Subway extension to 125th Street in Harlem. Eminent-domain petitions were filed by the agency against nine sites around 2nd Avenue and East 120th Street. The nearly $8 billion project will extend the Q-line from East 96th Street to East 125th Street. “The MTA is expecting the federal government to pick up the tab for nearly half the project, or $3.4 billion,” after Washington, D.C. officials signaled fresh support for the project last month.