Tho, its more that SEPTA is just sick of the oid ADA bull...
SEPTA awards contracts for City Hall improvements | PlanPhilly: Planning Philadelphia's Future
Guess this make the Dilworth station Makeover worth it if it means that the BSL will hav a proper and more easier acessed entrence.The SEPTA Board on Thursday approved a series of three contracts worth $7.5 million to carry out its so-called “early action” plan for the City Hall subway station.
The construction of four elevators and two new fare lines is being done in conjunction with the Center City District's remake of Dilworth Plaza overhead and will result in the Market-Frankord El and trolley stops at the station becoming handicapped accessible ― something required by a consent decree signed to end a longstanding civil rights suit concerning the station.
SEPTA had originally hoped to remake the entire station, at a cost of $100 million, but that project has been shelved because of state funding cuts.
SEPTA and the CCD have also signed a reimbursement agreement covering work done on the elevators at Dilworth, which will be owned by SEPTA but built by CCD at a cost of $4.3 million. The district also agreed to reimburse SEPTA for nearly $1 million in costs related to relocating stairwells and utilities.