Newly ‘enhanced’ MTA stations won’t be wheelchair-accessible

The MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative aims to bring stations into the 21st century, but it’s leaving some of its riders on the curb.

Sarah Wyman
Oct 13, 2017 · 3 min read
A commuter walks up stairs at the 30 Av station on the Astoria-Ditmars Blvd line in Queens. The station will be renovated as part of the MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative beginning later this month, but the planned improvements do not include elevator installations. (Sarah Wyman)
Construction has already commenced at the 36th Av station on the Astoria-Ditmars Blvd line in Queens. (Sarah Wyman)
The renderings for the MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative include features that will help blind and visually-impaired riders to navigate subway stations. (MTA)

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