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Belleville Public Schools Install Elevators, Become ADA Compliant

By Elevator World | August 11, 2021

The Belleville, New Jersey, Public School System became Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant with the installation of elevators at eight of its schools, Essex News Daily reports. The installations were the last part of a districtwide accessibility plan that has been in the works for three years when residents of Belleville voted for a US$48.5-million referendum in…

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MTA projects, record-breaking towers and more

MTA projects, record-breaking towers and more

By Elevator World | August 1, 2021

MTA Cuomo Announces East Side Access Civil Construction Completion On May 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced completion of civil construction on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) East Side Access megaproject. Outfitted with 17 high-rise Schindler escalators, including the longest in the MTA system at 182 ft, the project connects the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)…

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Philadelphia Representatives Request Funds for New Elevators

Philadelphia Representatives Request Funds for New Elevators

By Elevator World | July 28, 2021

Philadelphia representatives Dwight Evans and Brendan Boyle have teamed up to request US$7.2 million for new elevators on Broad Street Line’s Erie Avenue Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) station, WHYY reports. Announced on July 26, the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the money is part of the Invest Act, which passed the House of Representatives…

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Pittsfield City Hall Elevator Being Renovated

Pittsfield City Hall Elevator Being Renovated

By Elevator World | June 25, 2021

The elevator at the Pittsfield City Hall in Massachusetts is getting a US$100,000 renovation to become Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant and receive fire code upgrades, iBerkshires.com reported in June. The building was built in 1832, and the elevator will receive many upgrades, including new controllers, smoke and fire detectors, wheelchair accessibility modifications on the doors, instructions in…

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Mongrain ADA-Compliant Elevators Installed at LIRR Station

By Elevator World | June 21, 2021

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…

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