NEW YORK (PIX11) — Millions of commuters take the trains every day. But trips can get stopped in their tracks when escalators or elevators aren’t operating.
The MTA has revamped the process for maintenance and repair. More projects are done as a “design-build,” some parts are stockpiled, and there’s an urgency to get work done.
Jamie Torres-Springer is president of MTA Construction and Development.
“They get a lot of wear and tear and we also take them out for preventive maintenance. What we’ve done is an efficient approach and bundled projects together,” Torres-Springer said.
The newest escalator is at Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. The replacement project was scheduled to take eight months. Forte Construction is currently working on dozens of elevator and escalator projects...
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