May 20, 2009

Statement From Speaker Silver
Following Briefing Of MTA Capital Construction Committee
On Schedule For Completion Of
Fulton Street Transit Center

Today's action by the MTA is an enormously important step forward in the redevelopment and revitalization of Lower Manhattan.

An above ground, architecturally significant Fulton Street Transit Center complete with significant retail will spur Lower Manhattan's continued evolution into a vibrant, 24-7 mixed-use community.

The Fulton Street Transit Center is the ultimate shovel-ready project. I am thrilled that, at long last, it will finally become a reality.

I commend Governor Paterson and the MTA for keeping their promise to Lower Manhattan by moving forward with the completion of this critical transportation project.