There’s this new TV show on the History Channel called Sandhogs.  No, we’re not being paid to write this, so everyone relax.
This is a whole reality show is about a crew of guys that dig massive tunnels for a living.  Makes it sound easy, but it’s not.  They are digging a huge water tunnel to [...]

Yeah, so it’s rainy as hell, but at least it’s a little cooler out today. That’s a refreshing change.
Unfortunately, it is still humid as hell on the subway. I had the unlucky fortune of getting on car without air conditioning. It was just as crowded as always, so that kinda kept me [...]

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present the latest MTA employee, the TBM.  I wonder if it’s in the union?
Anyway, this machine is the workhorse of subway tunnel system.  It’s going to do most of the Second Ave tunnel digging.  They can even be fitted to lay the concrete roof structure and tracks!  So they can [...]

The MTA has released renderings of potential subway entrances along the Second Avenue line.  They look pretty cool.  I’d settle for a boring industrial look if it meant spending less money on this project, but whatever.
Anyway, the subway line isn’t going to be done for what….10 or more years at least?  So why would you [...]

Ok fine, SUBWAYblogger completely wussed out of going to the ceremony today. It ended up that it was inside the previously existing subway tunnel, so it was out of the rain.
It still sucked that they were requiring the press to arrive at 9am for a 10:30am event. That’s a little lame.
But I did [...]

Tomorrow is the ground breaking for the 2nd Avenue Subway! No seriously, it’s really happening.
There’s no stopping it now. The shovels hit the dirt…again. That’s right, again.
Back in 1972, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and Mayor John Lindsay participated in a ground breaking for preliminary construction of a Second Avenue subway. That tunnel [...]

How ’bout this for extravagant: Glass, floor to ceiling doors/walls that line the subway platform. Kinda like the glass doors at the AirTran stops or the monorail in Las Vegas. Ooo…I wanna go to Vegas.
In a nutshell, the doors and walls would provide a barrier between the tracks and the passengers on [...]

So the Second Ave subway project is already over budget. Yeah, I know. I said “What a surprise,” when I heard that too. A shovel has not yet hit the ground and they are planning to start $54 million in the hole…so to speak.
Rising real estate prices will force the Metropolitan Transportation [...]

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