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MTA’s Pandemic Federal Wish List Seeks $8B for Subway Elevators, Escalators and More

The future of the MTA’s $51.5 billion blueprint to improve the transit system has been clouded by uncertainty since being put on hold last June because of the pandemic-driven economic crisis. But a new document offers a window into which capital projects are eligible for federal funding — such as subway accessibility, elevator and escalator […]

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Second Avenue Subway Escalators Fail to Rise: Report

Three sprawling stations opened deep beneath Second Avenue on New Year’s Day 2017 as gleaming showpieces of the city’s troubled subway system. But the stations’ 32 escalators quickly became the MTA’s shame — breaking down so frequently that only three of them met performance goals during the stations’ first 15 months, an MTA inspector general […]

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Pol Blasts Company Responsible for Fixes on Subway’s Worst Escalator

The subway system’s lousiest escalator should be on track for a replacement, said a Manhattan City Council member who decried “inexcusable” constant breakdowns in the city’s ninth-busiest station. “There’s somebody here who’s responsible, who should be holding up their end of the deal,” Councilmember Keith Powers told THE CITY. “But they have not been doing […]