Community leaders gear up for fight over subway station elevator

Community leaders say they are gearing up for a big fight against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) over their demand that the MTA install an elevator in the Parkchester subway station,

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2012, 11:37 PM

Updated 4,431 days ago

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Community leaders gear up for fight over subway station elevator
Community leaders say they are gearing up for a big fight against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) over their demand that the MTA install an elevator in the Parkchester subway station, one of the busiest in the borough.
Residents who are disabled or have trouble moving say that managing three flights of stairs between the street and the subway platform is too much, forcing them to find alternative means to get around.
Luis Sepulveda and state Sen. Ruben Diaz (D-32nd District) say they are planning on suing the MTA to force them to install an elevator.
The MTA says that installing an elevator would create a safety issue and that the station is exempt from compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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