The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) K line connector, the East River tunnel, will run between 21st Street and Queens Plaza in Long Island. The 520-foot subway will take 8 years to build. That is, it will be built at a rate of 65 feet a year. This pace of construction, it is claimed, is slower than that of the snail. The fastest snail is able to attain a speed of 8 inches a minute, i.e., 960 feet a day. The financing for the East River tunnel has now been put on hold.

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  • Authors:
    • Samuel, P
  • Publication Date: 1986-11

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 31
  • Serial:
    • Reason
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Reason Foundation
    • ISSN: 0048-6906

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  • Accession Number: 00452169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 904
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:59PM