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MTA selects qualified bidders for Penn Station access project
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) yesterday revealed three joint ventures have been selected to submit design-build proposals to bring MTA Metro-North Railroad service to New York Penn Station by 2024.
Qualified design-build entities are: Halmar International LLC/RailWorks Corp. joint venture with Ove Arup & Partners P.C. as the lead designer; the Skanska ECCO III Penn Station Connectors JV led by designer AECOM USA Inc.; and the Tutor Perini/O&G JV with Parsons Transportation Group of New York Inc. as the lead designer.
The joint ventures may now submit a proposal for the project, MTA officials said in a press release.
The project will create a second route for Metro-North to reach Manhattan and provide direct service to the west side of Manhattan for riders in Connecticut, Westchester and the Bronx. The project also includes the construction of four Metro-North stations in the east Bronx.
The bidders were evaluated and selected by officials from MTA, MTA Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and Amtrak based on project experience, past project performance, commitment to minimizing construction impacts, financial strength and diversity practices, MTA officials said.
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