Station elevators open

By Sarina Trangle

MTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco joined Queens officials in cutting the ribbon on three elevators at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue subway station last week.

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Forest Hills), Community Board 6 Chairman Joseph Hennessy and District Manager Frank Gulluscio applauded the new equipment’s debut.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the $24.7 million project brought the fifth-busiest subway station into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees those with disabilities the same access to services, goods and aspects of mainstream life.

The addition of the elevators and boarding areas designed for those in wheelchairs or reliant upon canes, walkers or other equipment made the subway station the 12th ADA-complaint one in the borough.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-260-4546 or by e-mail at strangle@cnglocal.com.

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