MBTA: Station Accessibility Improvements
The MBTA is working to improve overall accessibility at numerous stations throughout the system. The work includes providing additional elevators connecting all levels of stations and all platforms to create redundancy in the system. Work at certain stations includes the reopening of abandoned or underutilized station entrances, replacing existing elevators with new, modern systems and upgrading lighting, security, and life safety systems. The upgraded stations will be more resilient and provide more reliable and safe means of movement throughout the stations.
As part of several design teams working on numerous stations, RND is providing support in a number of roles. RND is on teams working on the improvements at State Street, Chinatown, Arlington Street, Sullivan Square, North Station, Davis Square and Broadway stations. The RND team is providing real estate services including acquisition support services, title review and appraisals. RND is also assisting the design team with utility coordination, mobility plan development and interdisciplinary constructability reviews.