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12/26/2019



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MTA to make 70 subway stations ADA accessible


A total of 70 subway stations will receive $5.2 billion in capital funds toward projects to make the stations ADA accessible.
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will make 20 additional New York City Transit (NYCT) subway stations fully accessible under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards in its proposed $51.5 billion 2020-2024 capital plan.

With the addition of the new stations, a total of 70 subway stations will receive $5.2 billion in capital funds toward projects to make the stations ADA accessible, MTA officials said in a press release.

“We’ve developed an innovative plan to bundle stations so construction can move much faster than in the past,” said MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber. “We have the procurement packages ready to go.”

For a list of the 70 stations, visit: mta.info

In September, MTA's board approved a proposed a capital plan that invests nearly $52 billion across its subways, commuter-rail systems, buses, and bridges and tunnels over the next five years. The plan is the largest in MTA history and includes $40 billion devoted to NYCT’s subway system and bus network.

MTA's Capital Program Review Board is considering the plan for approval.



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