Design of new Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnel awarded
THE PARTNERSHIP JV SELECTED FOR PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING OF NEW
TRANS-HUDSON COMMUTER RAIL TUNNEL PROJECT
New York, United States of America – New Jersey Transit, as part of its Access to the Region’s Core program, has awarded a
contract for preliminary design of the $7.2 billion Trans-Hudson Commuter Rail Tunnel Project to THE Partnership, a joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), STV Group and DMJM Harris.
The project includes a new tunnel under the Palisades in New Jersey and the Hudson River to midtown
Manhattan and an expanded rail station connected to the existing New York Penn Station. Concept plans
call for construction of two side-by-side, single-track tunnels of 4.1 miles in length.
The tunnel would supplement the existing 100-year-old Amtrak-owned Hudson River tunnel by doubling
commuter rail capacity between New Jersey and New York. When completed, it will help meet demand
for rail service to New York’s Penn Station by expanding peak-period train capacity.
As the prime consultant on the project, THE Partnership is responsible for preliminary engineering.
Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in 2009 with completion slated for 2016.
Founded in 1885, PB provides strategic consulting program management, planning, engineering and
construction management services for transportation, buildings, power, and environmental projects. PB
employs 10,000 professionals and support staff in more than 150 offices worldwide.
STV Group is a national leader in the planning and design of infrastructure, transportation systems and
facilities. The firm provides full engineering, architecture, planning, environmental and construction
management services. With more than 1,400 employees in 32 offices, STV is 100 percent employeeowned
and one of the premier consulting firms in the country. The firm was ranked 56th in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms survey.
DMJM Harris is the transportation flagship company of AECOM Technology Corporation, ranked #1 in
Transportation for 2006 by ENR magazine. DMJM Harris has headquarters located in New York and Los
Angeles, and has more than 2,200 employees in the United States. The company specializes in
transit/rail, highways/bridges, aviation, marine, planning, energy infrastructure, power and designconstruct