In NYC, private contractors are being called upon by the MTA to help with accessibility upgrades to subway stations across the city and Staten Island. Real estate developers are being asked to build and maintain elevators that connect their properties to neighboring stations outside of Manhattan. In exchange, developers are granted zoning bonuses that can include expanding a building’s floor space.
MTA Chairman Patrick Foye touts public-private partnerships as an option for improving access for riders with disabilities in a system where only 27% of the 493 subway and Staten Island Railway stations are currently accessible to riders who use wheelchairs or have other mobility challenges.
Learn More Here: https://bit.ly/3vYS9qR
of DESIGN BUILD
Being involved in ADA design and construction has given me the opportunity to help a lot of business owners and commercial property owners prevent costly ADA compliant lawsuits.