Transportation Research Forum New York Chapter Meeting

March 7, 2013   11:45 am   
The Captain's Ketch
181 Pearl Street (downstairs), corner of Pine Street
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Transportation Research Forum
When: Thursday, March 7, 2013

  • 11:45 a.m. – Reception and Refreshments
  • 12:15 p.m. – Luncheon

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Burke, PE, PMP, Program Design Manager, Moynihan Station Program

Topic: “Moynihan Station: Phase 1 Construction Progress Report”Dr. Burke will discuss the current on-going construction of the Moynihan Station Project and the challenges of building within the environment of Penn Station, while consistently maintaining the safety and reliability of one of the most concentrated railroad operations in the world. This is being accomplished through creative scheduling of work and innovative approaches to construction, in continuous coordination with the railroads’ operating and engineering teams. The Phase 1 construction now in progress will create a forty-foot-wide concourse above the Penn Station platforms below the Farley Building, providing west-end passenger access between trains on tracks 5 through 21 and existing Penn Station concourses and, ultimately, access to the new Amtrak Moynihan Station concourse. To avoid compromising train operations and passenger circulation for Amtrak, Long Island RailRoad and NJ Transit, much of Phase 1 work is being performed during limited intervals on weekends and during midnight hours in precisely defined locations along tracks and boarding platforms. These and other factors unique to Penn Station make Phase 1 the most complex stage of Moynihan Station construction. Dr. Burke will provide some insight about working with these unusual restrictions at an extremely atypical construction site, while managing to be currently on schedule to achieve the designated completion date of August, 2016.

Where: The Captain’s Ketch,181 Pearl Street (downstairs), corner of Pine Street, Lower Manhattan

  • From New Jersey, take PATH to WTC or NJ Transit to Penn Station NY, A, C Subway to Fulton Street; or 1, 9 to Rector Street; or E to WTC; or R, W to Rector Street; or ferry service from Hoboken to WFC.
  • From Midtown/East Side 2, 3, 4, 5 Subway to Wall Street

Cost:$40 Members/$50 Non-Members/$25 Students
Anyone joining TRF on the day of the meeting will be entitled to the member rate. Checks should be made out to: “TRF – New York Chapter”.
No Shows will be billed

Luncheon Reservations & Additional Information:Paul K. Gessner
Gessner Transportation Consulting LLC
285 Seneca Place
Westfield, NJ 07090-4337
Phone: (908)591-4418
Fax: (908)728-3119

Respond By: Tuesday, March 5, 2013