MTA: About 11 subway elevators to be renovated, installed in the Bronx
A big win for the city as the MTA promises more elevators inside subway stations, including in the Bronx.
According to the MTA, about 11 subway elevators in the Bronx will finally be renovated or installed.
This is an issue that many people have been fighting for for years. The MTA announced an additional 20 subway stations will soon be ADA accessible under the American with Disabilities Act. It is all part of a $51 million MTA capital improvement plan.
The MTA announced that the Burnside Avenue, Kingsbridge Road and Tremont stations on the B and D line will receive elevators.
This is a plan that Councilmember Fernando Cabrera has fighting for since he has been in office.
In a statement he said in part, “The new elevators will help prevent injuries to people of all ages and abilities and make daily life easier. We have achieved a major victory for transportation equality today."
Ultimately a total of 70 subway stations will undergo renovations over the next four years to make them accessible to all riders.
"Throughout the years we been asking and advocating to have elevators. Number 4 train only has two stops with elevators, imagine that," says Cabrera.