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The Green Building Worldwide - 2nd Annual Regional Transportation Symposium, Capital Projects


Join municipal agencies and private entities as they speak to major capital projects, design, infrastructure and resiliency. Our 2nd Annual Regional Transportation Symposium will be held on August 22nd featuring the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York City Department of Transportation.

Transportation, a critical component of infrastructure, is increasingly taking center stage. Private developers and local authorities are collaborating to make sure there is adequate infrastructure to accommodate mobility in and out of growth areas; and, restore dilapidated bridges, rail and commuter terminals. Resiliency measures and equity are also pivotal concerns, during Sandy, 8.5 million public transit riders, 4.2 million drivers, and 1 million fliers were affected because vehicular tunnels, subway stations, roads, and airports were all flooded. To help prevent this in the future, the city is now working with many agencies to improve transportation responses to major events through regular resiliency planning exercises.

Featured Speakers: in formation

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

The New York City Department of Transportation

The Panel Discussion:

JFK International Airport Redevelopment

Newark Liberty International Airport

LaGuardia Airport update

The Port Master Plan and Regional Economic Generation

Hudson Gateway Tunnel

Brooklyn Queens Expressway Triple Cantilever

Economic Opportunities and MWBE Participation

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

The Port Authority oversees much of the regional transportation infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, airports, and seaports, within the geographical jurisdiction of the Port of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority of NY & NJ builds, operates, and maintains critical transportation and trade assets. Its network of aviation, rail, surface transportation and seaport facilities. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16 acre World Trade Center site, home to the iconic One World Trade Center.

The New York City Department of Transportation

The New York City Department of Transportation, NYCDOT, oversees one of the most complex urban transportation networks in the world and responsible for the management of much of transportation infrastructure. DOT staff manages an annual operating budget of 900 million dollars and a five year 10.1 billion dollar capital program, along with 6,000 miles of streets and highways, 12,000 miles of sidewalk, and 794 bridges and tunnels, including the iconic East River bridges. Other agencies that operate road bridges in New York include the MTA, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York State DOT.

THE PROJECTS:

JFK International Airport Redevelopment

JFK Airport will get a 10B dollar, cutting-edge transformation, with proposed interconnected terminals and expanded roadways.The revamp will introduce an interconnected terminal layout, centralized parking lots, increased flights, new lanes on the chronically congested Van Wyck Expressway, and “state-of-the-art security” that would include facial recognition technology.

Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the major airports of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is located in the U.S. State of New Jersey. The airport straddles the boundary between the cities of Newark and Elizabeth, the former of which is the most populous city in the state. The airport is owned jointly by the cities of Elizabeth and Newark and leased to and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It is one of three major airports serving the New York metropolitan area, the others being John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport.

LaGuardia Airport update

Over the next several years, LaGuardia Airport will be completely rebuilt under a plan from Cuomo and his Airport Advisory Panel. The governor pushed to build a Central Terminal Building with a world class main entrance, more mass transit connections and a better utilization of LaGuardia’s relatively small real estate to an estimated 8 billion dollars. The project will link all four terminals through one new facility that will be built 600 feet closer to the adjacent Grand Central Parkway. Pushing the airport toward the highway will make way for 2 miles of aircraft taxiways to improve plane movement, which would then reduce delays, according to the governor.

Hudson Gateway Tunnel

The Gateway Program is the planned phased expansion and renovation of the Northeast Corridor rail line between Newark, New Jersey and New York City, New York. The right of way runs between Newark Penn Station and New York Penn Station. The project would build new rail bridges in the New Jersey Meadowlands and new tunnels under Bergen Hill (Hudson Palisades) and the Hudson River, as well as expand NYP through conversion of part of the James Farley Post Office into a train station and construction of a terminal annex. A program to provide desperately needed repairs to the Hudson Gateway Tunnel, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The tunnel repairs are estimated at 13 billion dollars, with a total project cost estimated at 30 billion dollars.

Brooklyn Queens Expressway Triple Cantilever:

The Triple Cantilever, 0.4 miles long, was built between 1944-1948 and carries the BQE on two cantilevers. The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) is leading the effort to address the deteriorating conditions of the bridges, roadways, and ancillary structures, with cost estimates for the project running at 1.7 billion dollars.

The When and Where: Tower 49

Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019

Location: Tower 49, 12 East 49th Street, New York City

Registration Includes: Appetizers, Refreshments, Presentations and Extraordinary Networking

About Green Building Worldwide: GBW is a strategic research and advisory consulting firm. We provide next generation platforms to support building, corporate, environmental and policy leaders involved in capital and development projects. Inclusion in both access and delivery is also at our core.

Our forums are a collaboration between Green Building Worldwide and EIG. We thank you for your continued participation and look forward to furthering our work of bridging the information gap. We are currently seeking speakers for upcoming panels. If you would like to know how you can become involved in our efforts, contact me directly at 212.500.1160

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