Tag: MTA


New York transit authority to upgrade most inaccessible subway stations by 2055

June 28, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The issue has been on the city’s radar for years. The earlier of the two lawsuits dates back to 2017. And a 2018 report from the city comptroller’s office found that nearly 200,000 New Yorkers with disabilities lived in neighborhoods […]


New York City MTA inspector general wants reform of agency’s contractor evaluation system

October 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The MTA’s current ACE system looks at five criteria for contractors with contracts of $250,000 or more: Quality. Management. Safety. Scheduling. Minority, women and disadvantaged business compliance. Every six months evaluators rate each category as “satisfactory,” “marginal” or “unsatisfactory;” notify […]


High-speed rail projects move forward despite coronavirus

August 14, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

With more people working remotely, transportation agencies have found themselves with less revenue, which could mean fewer expansions of commuter transit services and a diminished ability to stay current with maintenance. In New York City, for example, Metropolitan Transportation Authority […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

MTA completes tunnel rehab 3 months early, $100M under budget

May 1, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In January 2019, Cuomo brought on consultants from the engineering departments at Columbia University and Cornell University with the goal of finding a more efficient way to tackle the tunnel rehab. This effort resulted in the integration of construction techniques […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Contractors sue NYC’s MTA over new debarment rules

January 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The new regulations, first enacted in June 2019, are part of the MTA’s attempt at cutting costs and waste from the agency’s construction process, particularly since it is about to embark on a five-year, $51.5 billion plan to upgrade and […]