THE BRONX - The subway station at East 149th Street and Grand Concourse is finally getting elevator access after three years of petitions from commuters.
The MTA has agreed to invest $45 million at the station, which hasn't had a functional elevator for almost 40 years.
The project will renovate a lift on one side of the street and install a new one on the other, so riders won't have to cross the heavily trafficked street.
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Straphangers have long sought alternative access to the platform, which is two stories underground.
The station serves Hostos Community College and the surrounding neighborhood.