Hudson Tunnel Project Delivery Partners Selected

GDC Board of Commissioners award Delivery Partners for Hudson Tunnel Project

Following the GDC Board of Commissioners’ award of a Delivery Partner (DP) contract to MPA Delivery Partners,  the $16 billion Hudson Tunnel Project (HTP) will be managed by New York’s Gateway Development Commission (GDC). The GDC has expanded its financial, compliance, and technical capacity for execution.

The HTP project, which includes building two 7.2 km long tracks and two 3.8 km long tunnels, will be overseen by GDC. Additionally, Amtrak’s 1910-opened North River Tunnel will be repaired, after it was damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Key project management areas that MPA Delivery Partners will support include interface risk management, safety and quality management, cost and schedule assurance, and innovation and value engineering. In addition, MPA Delivery Partners will offer safety, quality, and compliance support, field management, and other forms of construction management assistance.

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GDC Amtrak Commissioner and Vice Chair Tony Coscia, along with GDC Commissioner and Co-Chair of New Jersey Balpreet Grewal-Virk and Commissioner and Co-Chair of New York Alicia Glen, issued a joint statement.

“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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“From the beginning, GDC has had an open line of communication with the private sector,” stated GDC CEO Kris Kolluri. By joining forces with a Delivery Partner today, we are tapping into industry talent, resources, and expertise that will make the Hudson Tunnel Project a leader in effective megaproject delivery.”

The GDC has advanced significantly in the last few weeks. Work in the Hudson River is set to start this year after the GDC Board granted the Hudson Tunnel Project its first heavy construction contract for Hudson River Ground Stabilization earlier in February.