Pheffer Amato Works With MTA To Upgrade Beach 116th Street Subway Station

 Pheffer Amato Works With MTA To Upgrade Beach 116th Street Subway Station

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato continued her work with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at Beach 116th Street Station as renovations were made to address some long standing issues that have plagued the subway station. This included extensive concrete repairs on the platform, fortifying the rubbing board, along with converting the entire station to LED lights. The sidewalk outside of the station on Beach 116th Street was power washed, as were the awnings. Pheffer Amato personally rolled up her sleeves and worked with the MTA crew to scrape, prime and paint the station. A few additional pieces of maintenance and tune-ups will be finished in the coming days.

During the 2023 State budget, Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato secured funds to provide needed aid to MTA stations. Part of the State-sponsored funding has been used for the New York City Transit (NYCT) Re-NEW-vation Program which oversaw the fixes at the Beach 116th Street Subway Station. The Assemblywoman’s allocation of funds is also going towards roof repairs to prevent leaks, making signal improvements and replacing the tracks at stations specifically within the 23rd Assembly District. Furthermore, Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato has finalized negotiations to have the Beach 116th Street bathroom opened and cleaned three times a day, a multi-year effort that will make a tremendous improvement.

“Rockaway residents were very clear about what they wanted, and I made sure the MTA heard our voices.  I’m glad to see that they have implemented some great upgrades at the Beach 116th Street Subway Station because this is what our community deserves,” Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato said.  “I’m thrilled to see this funding help our local subway stations by ensuring new safety improvements, lighting upgrades, intense cleaning and crucial repairs. I applaud the re-NEW-vation Program and the MTA for their work to implement these sought after upgrades. Let’s all shout ‘all aboard.’”


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