Tuesday, April 1, 2014
2nd Ave Subway Expansion Announced
Uber Technologies announced today that the company has completed the Second Avenue Subway line.
The project, which many have speculated will take years to complete, was outsourced to Uber Technologies, who is pleased to announce that it will be offering $2.50 flat rate journeys up and down Manhattan’s Second Avenue through the Uber app, effective immediately*.
The Second Avenue line represents the largest expansion of the New York City subway network in generations, and the completion of the project by Uber has allowed officials to favorably revise as completed even the most optimistic of timelines for the subway’s opening.
"I was in 6th grade I think when they first announced the line. The principal told the whole school early one morning, we were all so excited" recalls area woman Sybil Mailman. "This is a wonderful surprise to get on the eve of my 100th birthday."
Having assumed responsibility for the project only yesterday, Uber's flexible and technologydriven approach allowed them to skip a few steps, and launch the line within mere hours of securing the project. According to Uber NYC General Manager Joshua Mohrer, “We welcome the opportunity to assist Second Avenue riders. Although Uber is a young company, we are proud to have played our part in wrapping up one of the last outstanding projects of the New Deal Era.”
Says New York native Winston Cramer, “Uber stepping in has resulted in skipping major utility relocation, building demolition, underpinning, slurry wall construction, station excavation and concrete placement of the main station, entrances and ancillary facilities, as well as cut and cover excavation, disposal of 400,000 tons of soil, 40,000 tons of rock, and 22,000 trucks worth of debris. Which is nice.”
Uber is redefining the future of mass transit travel, and their work on the Second Avenue line represents their important commitment to solving the city of New York’s most pressing transit issues. It is as of yet unclear what the City will be doing with the existing Second Avenue tunnels, but a subterranean, East Side version of the High Line has been mooted by several prominent city planners.
*Second Avenue flat rate will be available on April 1, 2014, from 12:00 AM EDT to 11:59 PM EDT
Further details can be found on this link:
Uber Announces Second Avenue Subway Expansion
Posted by Ben H on 4/01/2014 09:00:00 AM