The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has achieved financial close on the Design-Build-Finance-Maintain Services for MTA Station Accessibility Upgrade Project (Package 3). Forte Construction was selected by Elevators Accessibility Enhancement (EAE), the project’s developer, as one of the major contractors for this $900M+ project.
The scope includes making eight subway stations newly accessible and rehabilitating the existing elevators at five additional stations. Overall, the project will put in service a total of 34 new and replacement elevators. These new heavy-duty transit elevators will be suitable for 24-hour continuous operation and include major maintenance and lifecycle improvements.
In close collaboration with Halmar International, Forte will act as the constructor in charge of five stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The work also includes the relocation of existing utilities, major structural and architectural work, electrical power upgrades, station communications upgrades, and repairs and reconstruction of platforms to make them ADA-compliant.
The MTA is committed to making its system more accessible to all riders. This innovative Public-Private Partnership project is a significant step toward achieving that goal, making it easier for people with disabilities to get around the city.
Forte is proud to play a central role in this pivotal project and looks forward to working with the MTA and its partners to make the subway system more accessible for all riders.