Local Pols Rallying this Morning to Pressure MTA to Restore Escalator Service at East Broadway Station

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 at 6:03 am by

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First announcement of escalator repair at East Broadway station, June 2012

The public outcry over escalator rehabilitation is escalating.

Escalators at both the Bowery and East Broadway subway stations were slated for replacements that, as of today, still aren’t ready. The construction work first began in August 2012, but since then, completion dates have been delayed month by month. Local politicians and their constituents are not happy. The elected officials, however, are honing their collective energies to force a more timely resolution of this problem at the East Broadway F stop.

Later this morning (10am), State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Margaret Chin, and community members will rally on location to urge the MTA to finally fix the situation. That’s a lot of brass. Maybe something will finally happen … we won’t hold our breath.

Meanwhile, according to the MTA website, the updated completion estimates for the East Broadway and Bowery stations are February 28 and February 17 respectively. Happy trails.

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