GDC Shortlists Three Hudson Tunnel Project TeamsWritten by William C. Vantuono, Editor-In-Chief, Railway Age
The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) on May 22 named a shortlist of qualified teams who will receive an invitation to submit a proposal in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) to serve as a Delivery Partner for the Hudson Tunnel Project (HTP). The Delivery Partner “will provide key areas of support to help deliver the HTP.”
Shortlisted teams include:
- Joint Venture of Bechtel-HNTB
- Hudson Delivery Partnership (Atkins North America, Inc., Arup US Inc., The McKissack Group, Inc.)
- MPA Delivery Partners (Parsons Transportation Group of New York, Inc., Arcadis of New York, Inc., Mace North America Limited).
The shortlisted teams are among those that submitted a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) in early May in response to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued by GDC through Amtrak. The GDC on April 18 revised its procurement strategy to build the HTP, dividing the “Civil Works” construction of the new tunnel from one package to four packages, including additional early works projects.
In a related development, John Dalton has joined STV as Senior Vice President and Senior Project Director for the Gateway Trans-Hudson Partnership joint venture, the consortium of consultants developing and advancing preliminary engineering plans to support the HTP. The scope of also includes complex infrastructure modification designs to accommodate required rail connections, including track alignment work and reconfigured or new infrastructure in New Jersey, and design for the fit-out of the Hudson Yards tunnel box with rail systems and associated infrastructure.
Before starting his more-than 20-year career in the industry, Dalton served in the U.S. Navy for seven years. After leaving the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander he joined at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as chief of staff of the infrastructure division, and later as a project manager for the authority’s Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project , the authority’s largest ever capital project at that time. Following his tenure at CTA, he joined Parsons Transportation Group in the United Arab Emirates, supporting the Dubai Metro project before returning to the United States and the CTA. He later joined the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority where he was the program manager for the $2.3 billion Green Line Extension Design-Build project. Dalton graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and from DePaul University with a Master of Business Administration degree.
“John brings extraordinary program and project management skills that will benefit the delivery of one of the most critical infrastructure projects in the nation,” said STV Executive Vice President Centers of Excellence Director Marcos Díaz González. “He will add value to our clients, stakeholders and delivery partners, while exemplifying STV’s promise to make our communities better through innovative solutions that will elevate the infrastructure needed to support commuters throughout the Northeast Corridor.”