MPA Delivery Partners selected for $12bn Hudson Tunnel Project


The most urgent infrastructure project in the US, the Hudson Tunnel, will be delivered by a joint venture of Mace, Parsons and Arcadis.

Arcadis, as part of the joint venture Mace-Parsons-Arcadis (MPA Delivery Partners), has been selected by the Gateway Development Commission (GDC) as the delivery partner for the $16bn Hudson Tunnel Project (HTP). Together, the firms will coordinate among all stakeholders, contractors and consultants to ensure that the project satisfies all GDC’s requirements.

The Hudson Tunnel Project will improve capacity, reliability and resiliency of commuter and intercity rail transit on the busiest section of the Northeast Corridor, which serves 800,000 daily passengers from Washington, DC to New York, New Jersey and New England. A milestone project supported by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the project is slated to receive nearly $12bn in federal funding, the largest investment in a mass transit project in modern history.

Greg Steele, global president of mobility at Arcadis, said: “The Gateway Hudson Tunnel will be a model of resilient infrastructure to futureproof safe and sustainable travel along the nation’s most economically vital corridor. Arcadis is proud to bring our extensive tunnelling, rail and transit expertise to support the Gateway Development Commission to facilitate the urgent delivery of this megaproject that will improve quality of life for communities that live and work in New York, New Jersey and beyond.”

Mark Fialkowski, president, North America infrastructure of Parsons, said: “HTP is a critical, once-in-a-generation project that will embody the excellence of our nation’s future infrastructure. We look forward to partnering with the Gateway Development Commission on unlocking the full economic and societal potential of the Hudson Tunnel Project. As Parsons has done for 80 years, we’re ready to continue imagining and delivering the future of transportation in New York and New Jersey.”

Jason Millett, group deputy chief executive officer at Mace, said: “We are honoured to have been appointed by the GDC to play such a key a role on this historic programme. We’re inspired by their vision to revolutionise the rail transit experience for passengers on the Northeast Corridor, creating opportunities that will positively transform people’s lives. From our experience bringing complex megaprojects to life around the world, we know the delivery partner model will provide the collaborative approach and certainty required for a programme of this scale.”

The project includes construction of two, 4.5-mile-long tracks and tunnelling, as well as repairing Amtrak’s existing North River Tunnel, which opened in 1910 and was damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.