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MTA sticks to Second Avenue Subway deadline despite need for ‘aggressive’ performance

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NEW YORK — The talk continues on when the Second Avenue subway station will be finish, and officials are saying there needs to be "aggressive and unprecedented performance" to have it open on the scheduled date.

Every month, board members on the MTA Transit Committee are briefed on the progress of the Second Avenue Subway.

At the June presentation, the Independent Engineer said finishing by December "requires very aggressive and unprecedented performance" by contractors and the MTA.

Officially, the MTA Capital Construction President has acknowledged the tough task but he expects to meet the December opening date.

MTA staff are doing daily reviews of the project. Contractors are being paid more to accelerate the project. If the work isn't done, they will not get paid or they could owe damages.

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