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Friday, August 1, 2014

Both Roosevelt Island Manhattan Tram Station Elevators Are Out Service - RIOC Says They Will Operate Red Bus Shuttle To Manhattan This Weekend As Long As Both Elevators Out Of Service

Both Manhattan Roosevelt Island Tram Station elevators are out of service again today.


According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
The Manhattan Tram Station elevator and passenger lift are temporarily out of service. An advisory will be issued when service is restored.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
RIOC President Charlene Indelicato informed me minutes ago that in response to both Manhattan Tram Station elevators being out of service, as well as no Roosevelt Island F Train Service from Manhattan this weekend, RIOC will operate a Red Bus shuttle service to and from Manhattan this weekend. The weekend Red Bus service to Manhattan will operate as long as both Tram Station elevators are out of service.

More details will come later today including Manhattan Red Bus Shuttle Schedule and stops.

Ms. Indelicato adds in the RIOC President's Report today:
... Bids for the design and construction of new elevators at the Manhattan Tram Station were due last week on July 21; however, no proposals were submitted. This project is a very high priority for RIOC, and we are committed to finding a skilled contractor to carry out this important work. We will continue explore our options and will push to keep this project moving forward on schedule....
More on the Roosevelt Island Tram Station elevator problems including report from RIOC Director of Engineering Jim Mortimer and Ms Indelicato explaining situation to Board Directors at post earlier this month.

UPDATE 1 PM - According to RIOC:
Due to an elevator service outage at the Manhattan Tram Station, the RIOC Red Bus will provide special shuttle service into Manhattan beginning at 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM today.

From Roosevelt Island to Manhattan: The shuttle will depart from the Roosevelt Island Tram Station every thirty minutes beginning at 1:00 PM. The last shuttle will depart at 8:00 PM tonight.

From Manhattan to Roosevelt Island: The shuttle will depart from the southwest corner of 58th Street and 2nd Avenue every thirty minutes beginning at 1:30 PM. The last shuttle will depart at 8:30 PM tonight.

Signs will be posted at shuttle bus stop locations and Tram employees will direct passengers to the shuttle bus stops if necessary. This service will be provided until elevator or lift service is restored at the Manhattan Tram Station; further advisories will be issued to notify the public of any changes or developments.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
UPDATE 2:10 PM - From RIOC:
Due to an elevator service outage at the Manhattan Tram Station, the RIOC Red Bus will provide special shuttle service into Manhattan beginning at 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM today.

From Roosevelt Island to Manhattan: The shuttle will depart from the Roosevelt Island Tram Station every thirty minutes beginning at 1:00 PM. The last shuttle will depart at 8:00 PM tonight.

From Manhattan to Roosevelt Island: The shuttle will depart from the southwest corner of 58th Street and 2nd Avenue every thirty minutes beginning at 1:30 PM. The last shuttle will depart at 8:30 PM tonight.

Signs will be posted at shuttle bus stop locations and Tram employees will direct passengers to the shuttle bus stops if necessary. Effective tomorrow, Saturday August 2nd, this daily shuttle service will be provided between 10 AM and 8:30 PM until elevator or lift service is restored at the Manhattan Tram Station; further advisories will be issued to notify the public of any changes or developments.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
UPDATE 5:40 PM - RIOC adds:
Please note that the Manhattan shuttle bus stop has been relocated to the southwest corner of 59th Street and 2nd Avenue. Due to an elevator service outage at the Manhattan Tram Station, the RIOC Red Bus will provide special shuttle service into Manhattan beginning at 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM today.

From Roosevelt Island to Manhattan: The shuttle will depart from the Roosevelt Island Tram Station every thirty minutes beginning at 1:00 PM. The last shuttle will depart at 8:00 PM tonight.

From Manhattan to Roosevelt Island: The shuttle will depart from the southwest corner of 59th Street and 2nd Avenue every thirty minutes beginning at 1:30 PM. The last shuttle will depart at 8:30 PM tonight.

Signs will be posted at shuttle bus stop locations and Tram employees will direct passengers to the shuttle bus stops if necessary. Effective tomorrow, Saturday August 2nd, this daily shuttle service will be provided between 10 AM and 8:30 PM until elevator or lift service is restored at the Manhattan Tram Station; further advisories will be issued to notify the public of any changes or developments.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
UPDATE 11:30 AM 8/2 - RIOC reports:

Following a previous outage, the Manhattan Tram Station elevator and is back in service. Shuttle bus service to and from Manhattan has been discontinued at this time.

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