as a resident of Manhattan - ANYTHING that can be done to ease congestion and travel into and out of the city on a daily basis would be AWESOMELY appreciated. obviously - any project running over budget by millions MUST be re-evalutated...and management usually needs to be replaced.
unfortunately - like MANY things/projects in the NYC area - corruption and budgetary waste is a HUGE and MASSIVE problem here. i wouldn't doubt that one or both of these are an issue with this project...but also believe that it is a good & sound idea...and a necessary one. any problemed project CAN be righted...but sometimes DRASTIC measures are required...as well as "outside the box" thinking...and firm action.
i do hope this can someday be righted and put back on track. it would be a great help to the people living and working in NYC.