Fulton Street could be built with stimulus help
MTA officials said Thursday there is a strong likelihood the Fulton Street Transit Center will be built close to its original design with federal infrastructure stimulus package funds.
The transit agency could receive between $1.5 billion and $2 billionincluding $497 million for the Fulton Street hubfrom the presidents stimulus package bill, which has passed the House and is awaiting Senate approval, said MTA Executive Director Elliot Sander.
The glass transit hub may even include a domed top, which had been off the drawing board since soaring construction costs threatened the entire above-ground structure, Sander said.
The underground portion of the downtown transit center is under way and will ease transfers between 12 subway lines.
(Marlene Naanes/renderings courtesy MTA)