Mongrain ADA-Compliant Elevators Installed at LIRR Station
A trio of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant elevators manufactured by Mongrain Vertical Transport and installed by Mid-American Elevator Co. were unveiled on June 16 by the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Floral Park Station on Long Island. Part of the LIRR Expansion Project and overall MTA accessibility efforts, the elevators together cost roughly US$10 million, which MTA observes is less than similar subway-system projects that involve moving stairs, utilities and even entire mezzanines. “This value was achieved by following the design-build project delivery system, where projects are bundled to improve efficiency and reduce costs,” MTA stated. 3TC was the general contractor for the project, which provides one elevator each between the street and three platforms at the historic station, dating to 1878 and serving nearly 3,000 customers each day.