SYSTRA Oversees Construction of New York MTA Accessibility Work at Bronx Station
SYSTRA is proud to support the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in meeting an important milestone in its program to increase the accessibility of the New York City Transit (NYCT) subway system. Two new elevators were installed at the Gun Hill Road Station in the Bronx in late December. This work, along with other improvements, were completed to bring the station to full ADA accessibility.
As the consultant construction manager (CCM), SYSTRA leads the team providing management and daily oversight of the construction of the elevators, ADA-compliant platforms, and a station booth.
The CCM team, comprised of Yevgeniy (Eugene) Bobrovskiy, PE, Hemant Athavia, Ansel Bayla, Astrel Demeus, John Kepertis, PE, Dorra Kridis, and Jackson Ramirez, did an outstanding job overseeing the station upgrades and improvements. “From the bottom of my heart I do appreciate everybody’s effort in working as a team to get us to where we are,” said Kalpesh Parekh, PE, MTA C&D-Stations, Resident Engineer, Gun Hill Road. “It is a great way to start the new year with an outstanding achievement. Thank you for a job well done!” The ADA upgrade work also included expanding the control house and modifying platform canopies, as well as upgrading the station’s communications system and improving its mechanical and electrical systems.
The MTA’s announcement of this work stated that this is the last of 11 stations to reach full ADA compliance in the last 12 months. SYSTRA was the CCM for three of the 11 stations.
“Congratulations to the MTA and our team on this important achievement,” said Joseph Bonsignore, PE, acting SYSTRA CEO. “SYSTRA is very pleased to contribute to the MTA’s ADA stations accessibility program and recognizes the benefits of these upgrades to the community.”