The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to four consortia to compete for a contract to design, build, operate and maintain the AirTrain Newark monorail system at the Liberty International Airport.
Following a Request for Qualifications the four shortlisted teams are:
Liberty AirTrain Partners: Skanska USA Civil Northeast, SNC-Lavalin Project Services, Cowi North America, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America
Liberty Integrated Connectors: Dragados USA, Halmar International, Schiavone Construction, HDR Engineering, and BYD Transit Solutions
Liberty Mobility Express: Kiewit Infrastructure, Tully Construction, Aecom USA, and Alstom Bombardier Transportation (Holdings) USA
Tutor Perini/Parsons JV: Tutor-Perini Corporation, Parsons Construction Group and DCCCA1 – Doppelmayr.
The consortia were qualified after a technical review of Statements of Qualifications that included financial capability, past project experience and team approach and structure, and approach to customer experience, among other factors. The shortlisted companies will now advance to the RFP phase, with groundbreaking on the project expected in mid-2022.
The new Train Newark monorail system will replace the existing one opened in 1996 which is outmoded and unreliable over the years. The new system will be designed to provide best-in-class standards for reliability, comfort and convenience for passengers to enhance the customer experience for passengers at Newark Liberty.
“My administration has focused on the AirTrain project as a key step to modernise and improve efficiency at Newark Liberty International Airport, and I am pleased that the Port Authority is moving forward with this critical development,” the New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said.
The AirTrain Newark monorail will be a 4-km elevated guideway that makes up a critical component of the modernisation of Newark Liberty. In addition, the new system will be designed to maximise customer convenience with seamless connections to other forms of transport and provide modern wayfinding, digital tools and amenities in stations and in vehicles. It will connect to the new 1 million square foot terminal replacing the existing Terminal A, as well as the new consolidated rental car facility.