Upon arriving at work I found a message from RIOC President Steve Shane which included the following information:
"MTA's Alissa Kosowsky, Assistant Director of Government & Community Relations as a follow up to my meeting with them:
"Here is the information on the escalator replacement:
NYC Transit is in the process of replacing eight escalators at the Roosevelt Island F station. This contract was awarded for $15.3 million on September 15, 2005 with a duration of 39 months. The contractor, Skanska Mechanical, is on schedule. As of this time, four escalators are completed. The remaining four escalators - two platform escalators and two street escalators are scheduled for completion by the end of 2008. We appreciate the community's patience as we complete this work.""
My back does not hurt any less. And somebody should tell Ms. Kosowsky that this station has ten escalators. I guess two of them are either not being repaired / replaced or they are just being left alone.