August 14, 2013

N.Y. MTA awards East Side Access contract

Patrick Cashin, Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York

Patrick Cashin, Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) awarded the first of three contracts to fabricate and construct the permanent structural concrete lining, interior structures, and fit-out for caverns and tunnels excavated underneath Grand Central Terminal for the East Side Access project.

The contract, valued at more than $200,000, was awarded to Michels Corp. for work that will take place in the caverns and tunnels in the south segment of the future Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) terminal below Grand Central. Procurement for the remaining two contracts for the north and central locations will follow. The contract is being paid for by federal and local funds.

“We’re pleased to be entering this phase of construction for East Side Access in Manhattan. This contract begins the construction on the interior work that 160,000 weekday LIRR customers will experience when the new LIRR station terminal opens below Grand Central,” said Michael Horodniceanu, MTA’s president, capital construction. 

The East Side Access project will bring the LIRR into a new terminal below Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The new connection will increase the LIRR’s capacity into Manhattan and dramatically shorten travel time for Long Island and eastern Queens commuters traveling to the east side of Manhattan. Each cavern will contain four tracks, an upper and lower level platform, and a mezzanine.

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

More white papers


 
DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue