Update On Roosevelt Island Tram Manhattan Station Elevator Problems - RIOC President Apologizes For Service Outage, Reports New Elevator In About A Year And Repairs For Current Elevator
The frequently broken and out of service Roosevelt Island Tram Manhattan Station elevator
Image Of Broken Roosevelt Island Manhattan Tram Station Elevators
was a subject of discussion during the January 14 Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Real Estate Advisory Committee meeting.
RIOC President Charlene Indelicato began the discussion by apologizing to Roosevelt Island residents for the Tram Elevator and handicap lift being out of service so often and described measures RIOC is taking to fix the current situation. As to a more permanent solution, Ms Indelicato reported that a Request For Proposals for a new tram elevator will be issued by the end of this month and it should take a year from that date for a new Tram Station Elevator to be in service which will be installed where the red handicap lift is currently located.
Ms. Indelicato reported that when RIOC is informed of the Tram Elevator being out of service, a Public Safety Officer or other RIOC employee will be sent to the Manhattan station. However, the RIOC employee will not lift Wheelchairs or large strollers up the stairs, but at the discretion of the RIOC employee, may be able to help with small strollers.
Ms Indelicato and the RIOC Directors also discussed ways in which Tram riders could be advised when the Manhattan Tram elevator was not in service before passengers got on the Tram at the Roosevelt Island station.
Here's the full Tram Elevator discussion at yesterday's RIOC Real Estate Advisory Committee meeting.