Subsidies to flow to subway line
The Second Avenue subway is on track to get $278 million in funding, its largest infusion of federal cash.
The House will consider legislation today that includes money for the $4.3 billion project that will provide service between 63rd and 96th streets on the East Side. The bill is expected to pass, according to sponsor Rep. Carolyn Maloney, (D-Manhattan).
The earliest the line, called the T, will open is 2015.
The long-discussed project has received less than a quarter of its necessary funding. Lawmakers believe the Senate version of the bill slated for a vote next week will contain the funding.
The legislation also includes $210 million for extending Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Station.