I would not bet on MTA President Tom Prendergast's recent claim expressing confidence for a Second Avenue subway opening day in December 2016.
Based upon previous history of delays, cost overruns and budget issues, don't be surprised if this date is missed.
It was recently reported that the MTA is attempting to bill $375 million in utility relocation work to Con Edison, National Grid, Key Span and Brooklyn Union Gas. These costs are normally considered part of any overall transportation project scope.
In the past, they have been paid by the MTA. Why, nine years later, is the MTA attempting to pass on these costs?