Largest ever $51.5 billion MTA transit revitalization plan moving forward

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The New York City-area Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) historic capital program is moving forward in 2020.

The authority’s $51.5 billion 2020-2024 Capital Program, the largest in MTA history, includes $40 billion for New York City subway and bus projects . The program includes an unprecedented investment of $51.5 billion, revitalize the system and build on the successful Subway Action Plan.

Recently, the agency announced that it is seeking qualified design-build firms to perform work for 23 stations — 17 subway stations, three Staten Island Railway stations, two Long Island Rail Road stations and one Metro-North station.

The work for each station includes:

  • Up to three new elevators, plus the associated structural and excavation work;
  • Any necessary electrical power upgrades;
  • Any necessary station communications systems upgrades;
  • Utility relocation;
  • Replacement, relocation and/or addition of staircase; and
  • Reconstruction of platform edges and/or ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) boarding areas.

Additional work could also be necessary depending on the existing conditions at each station. A total of 70 stations are included in the MTA’s 2020-2024 plan and some of the cost will count toward the $5.2 billion allocated for accessibility.

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