The Roosevelt Island Tram may get another upgrade starting this fall. The Roosevelt Island Operating Cooperation, the state organization that oversees the development of island, has hired engineering firm, GC Eng & Associates to modernize the existing tram station on the Manhattan side.
Most prominently, this renovation project could see the construction of two new glass elevators at the Manhattan station, improve the lighting and security at the station, and allow for more commuters to access the station at a time.
The Roosevelt Islander obtained renderings of the project at a community board meeting, where the project came up for discussion this week.
The tramway previously underwent a renovation in 2010.
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