Joint venture selected for US$16bn Hudson Tunnel Project

The Gateway Development Commission has selected the joint venture of Mace-Parsons-Arcadis (MPA Delivery Partners) for the US$16 billion Hudson Tunnel Project to create a new rail tunnel between Northern New Jersey and New York City, US.

New York The project will improve connections between Washington, D.C. to New York and New England

Together, the firms will coordinate among all stakeholders, contractors, and consultants to ensure that the project satisfies all of The Gateway Development Commission’s (GDC) requirements.

The Hudson Tunnel Project will improve capacity, reliability, and resiliency of commuter and intercity rail transit serving 800,000 daily passengers from Washington, D.C. to New York and New England.

The project is supported by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – it is projected to receive nearly $12 billion in federal funding, the largest investment in a mass transit project in modern US history.

The project includes construction of a two-tube, 2.4 mile long tunnel, as well as repairing Amtrak’s existing North River Tunnel, which opened in 1910 and was damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

“From our experience bringing complex megaprojects to life around the world, we know the delivery partner model will provide the collaborative approach and certainty required for a program of this scale,” said Mace Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Jason Millett.

GDC will maintain oversight over all elements of the project. MPA Delivery Partners will provide project management support in key areas, including interface risk management, cost and schedule assurance, safety and quality management, and innovation and value engineering.

In a joint statement, Alicia Glen, New York GDC Commissioner and Co-Chair, Balpreet Grewal-Virk, New Jersey GDC Commissioner and Co-Chair, and Tony Coscia, GDC Amtrak Commissioner and Vice Chair, said, “The Delivery Partner will be the arms and legs that enable GDC to continue to move this project in high gear as we prepare for heavy construction to start.

“With more major contract awards coming down the pike this year, getting the Delivery Partner on board ensures we have the strongest and most agile team possible at the ready.” 

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