NYC's East Side Access project over budget, behind schedule

03/6/2013 | Bloomberg

New York City's East Side Access project, which will bring Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Terminal, is behind schedule and over budget, according to state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. The project, originally expected to be completed by 2009 and cost $4.3 billion, will not be finished until 2019 and could cost $8.76 billion. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s current estimate is $8.25 billion, excluding the full cost of rail cars.

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