NYMTA Awards VHB-Arcadis JV PM&D Contract

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-In-Chief, Railway Age
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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NYMTA) has awarded the VHB-Arcadis Joint Venture (JV) a multi-million-dollar Program Management and Design (PM&D) Services contract to support its Capital Program Infrastructure work, which consists of 51 projects in four programmatic disciplines to be completed within a tight 16-month schedule.

The MTA’s $54.8 billion, five-year Capital Program includes an “aggressive” state-of-good-repair (SOGR) initiative encompassing New York City Transit subways and buses, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North, and bridges and tunnels.

The VHB-Arcadis JV will perform overall program management, preliminary design services for design-build procurements, and final design services for design-bid-build procurements for the Infrastructure Business Unit of MTA Construction and Development (C&D) at rail and bus facilities, wayside power locations and line structures.

The VHB-Arcadis JV noted it “will partner seamlessly with the MTA on this program, serving as an extension of MTA staff, working together and with joint ownership to provide for a successful program. The JV brings a depth of resources and experience in successfully executing large-scale transportation programs, along with a proven ability to identify challenges, develop solutions, and commit to driving complex programs through successful completion.”

“My 27-year career leading complex transportation programs in the New York City region brought me to this exact point—working with the MTA to guide this ambitious program to success,” said VHB-Arcadis JV Program Director Joe Pizzurro, P.E. “Our integrated team of more than 150 innovative transportation professionals looks forward to partnering with the MTA to transform transit in the region.”

“Key to a successful path forward and delivery of a program of this magnitude is the ability to deliver multiple projects concurrently, provide seamless coordination with multiple MTA departments, and leverage our JV resources to proactively drive all projects to completion,” said JV Project Executive and VHB Transportation Market Leader Steve McElligott, P.E.“We look forward to this partnership with MTA as we change the shape of mobility and reimagine the future of transit.”