New Jersey Transit Newark Penn Station Redevelopment

New York, NY

PP# 2021-111

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Kenneth P. Mangam, PE
Program Director
NY/NJ Rail Transit Infrastructure
100 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005

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PACO Group, as a sub-consultant to Parsons, provides Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Management services on the Newark Penn Station Redevelopment Project. Phase One of this $190 million restoration and renovation project consists of Master Planning, Design Services, and Construction Support Services as part of a long-term project. Also planned is the creation of construction plans as part of the master contract that addresses both state-of-goodrepair needs of the stations, as well as long-term capital improvements, including how to better integrate the station to meet the needs of its surrounding communities. The first phase, currently in progress, focuses on aesthetics and includes work such as restoration of the waiting room benches, installation of brighter lighting, improved HVAC and air handling, and fresh paint and retiling in various areas throughout the station. Updates to the property’s bathrooms are also planned, as is a deep clean of the property’s Art Deco limestone exterior. Later phases of the renovation are aimed at improving the station’s openness and overall commuter and visitor experience. A major goal is to make Newark Penn Station more of a destination by adding additional dining and shopping in the concourse area. Opened in 1935 and listed on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, Newark Penn Station is the seventh busiest rail station in North America. The property was visited by about 50,000 commuters daily before the COVID-19 pandemic and provides service via NJ TRANSIT commuter trains, the Newark Light Rail, the PATH, and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line.


01. Qualitative/Quantitative Risk Management