According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
The main elevator is still out of service. The wheelchair lift is in service.
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
UPDATE 9 AM - Roosevelt Island parent K.E. describes experience at Tram Station yesterday morning:
Apparently, it has been out since Saturday according to the tram personnel. At about 11 AM, there was only one person working at the Manhattan side station.
A woman is operating the elevator (there were @ 6-7 strollers waiting to go down and others coming up) and no one at the gate to open the door for us, so bunch of us waited a long time and missed the tram. PSD staffs were just standing "right in front of the gate", and my mom asked them to open the gate, but they did not want to open the gate for us (they pointed at the lady who was working on the elevator, wanted us to wait for her.) until we all missed the tram.
I still do not understand who can open the gate and cannot. PSD staffs are not allowed to open the gate? (they eventually opened it for all of us reluctantly though..)
We hope things will go on little more smoothly,, (since it is so cold to wait out there!!)