PWC’S REGIONAL TRANSIT UPDATE
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|We also dropped by the General Society Library yesterday morning, where Professional Women in Construction held a panel on the stimulus and transportation job opportunities, especially for minority and women-owned businesses. Here is PWC president Lenore Janis (right) with the esteemed panelists: NJ Turnpike Authority’s Richard Raczynski, NYS Department of Transportation’s Philip Eng, the Port Authority’s Susan Bass Levin, NJ Transit’s Ernest Williams and moderator Bill Fife of The Fife Group.|
|In 2008, minority and women-owned business made up 17% of PANYNJ’s contracts, Susan says. Overall, $48B has been earmarked for transportation nationally; some $1.3B is going to aviation, $9.3B for rail, $8.4B for mass transit, and $1.2B to New York highways, Philip points out. And with $40B of shovel-ready projects between all New York-metro authorities, they’ll be vying for the same labor force, Ernest adds; make sure your company is prepared for contract work. Richard notes that NJ Turnpike Authority had ready-to-go work for its 10-year capital investment program.|
|Dow Corning’s Andrea Wagner and Gruzen Samton Architects’Darko Hreljanovic are quite busy lately: Dow Corning’s involved in most of the stadium work around the New York metro, including the new Meadowlands, Yankees, and Citi Field, while Gruzen Sampton recently completed the Weehawken Ferry Terminal and designs for the MTA’s Times Square shuttle reconfiguration, which is pending funding. (More photos).|