The MTA's perennially plagued new subway line may be opening as soon as 2017, but its second phase is still without funding and no one's happy about that. On Monday, MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast announced that if the city doesn't give the cash-strapped agency the additional $3.2 billion its seeking for its budget, it'll make good on its promise to put the second phase of the Second Avenue Subway off until a later date, the Post reports. Under mounting fiscal struggles, the MTA previously announced that the subway's second phase would be the first project to get chopped from its five-year capital plan if state and federal governments didn't pony up. The subway's second phase would extend the line from 96th Street to 125th Street.
· MTA chair: Give us $3.2B or we'll cut next phase of Second Avenue Subway [NYP]
· Feds: Second Avenue Subway Opening Is (Kind Of) On Schedule [Curbed]
· MTA May Revive W Line to Queens Due to Second Avenue Subway [Curbed]
· All Second Avenue Subway coverage [Curbed]