Park Street Station Gets New Elevators

The new MBTA GM cut a ribbon on two new elevators at America’s oldest T Station Friday.

America’s first subway station just got an upgrade.

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott introduced two new elevators at Park Street station last week.

The elevators were made possible through a collaborative effort among the MBTA, City of Boston, the Massachusetts State Legislature and the disability community, according to an MBTA statement.

They were installed “to further honor commitments made in the 2006 settlement between the MBTA, the Boston Center for Independent Living and several individuals to improve accessibility across the system,” the statement said.

“Because of this collaborative effort, the first subway station in America is now more accessible to people of all abilities,” the statement said.

mike December 27, 2012 at 02:19 PM
In the 5 years it took to construct these 2 elevators, entire high rise buildings have gone from concept to occupied with tenants. as someone who watched the progress of these twice a day, i must say that i hope government center goes at a bit faster pace.
Sara Jacobi December 27, 2012 at 03:35 PM
haha. that's a good point. that's more than two years per elevator....


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