FTA Region II is responsible for an approximate $20 billion portfolio of federal funds and nearly 400 active grants. Projects are typically large in scale and scope and often involve complex coordination. Two major projects that FTA Region II was responsible for are the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and Fulton Center. Both projects received funds as part of the FY 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the US. Region II also provides oversight on $8.5 billion in federal funds made available under The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, enacted for recovery, relief, and resiliency efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) - World Trade Center Transportation Hub
The World Trade Center (WTC) Transportation Hub restored transportation facilities and infrastructure that existed at the WTC complex before the terrorist attacks of 9/11. This $4.0 billion, 800,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art transportation hub is the third largest transportation center in New York City servicing more than 250,000 passengers daily. The concourse conveniently connects patrons to 11 different subway lines, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) system, Battery Park City Ferry Terminal, and the WTC Memorial Site, Towers, and Financial Center. The project also includes 78,000 square-feet of multi-level retail and dining space.
KKCS provided project controls, scheduling, construction management, risk management, engineering, reporting, quality assurance/quality control, and safety oversight services. Specific activities included evaluating cost and schedule documents; participating in risk assessments; reviewing Project Management Plans and related sub-plans; monitoring site construction activities; participating in the quality management processes; and providing continuous feedback to FTA. KKCS provided professional opinions related to the status of work, mitigation of identified variances against the plan, as well as the management plans and policies necessary to achieve project scope, cost, schedule, safety, and quality objectives.
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NYMTA) – Fulton Center
Fulton Center was a $1.4 billion project to improve passenger and train flow at one of the busiest train stations in New York, servicing more than 300,000 passengers a day. The transit hub was built to link six subway stations and 10 subway lines in lower Manhattan and features an underground concourse that links the existing Fulton Street Station to lines serving the WTC. Project components included construction of the main transit center building, rehabilitation of four existing stations, construction of the underground pedestrian concourse and connections to two other stations, as well as the restoration of the historical 19th century Corbin Building. Fulton Center was one of the first transit centers in the US to receive a LEED Silver certification.
KKCS provided project management oversight services on behalf of FTA. The scope of work included oversight of NYMTA's technical capacity and capability; reviewing and analyzing project schedules, estimates, and budgets; reviewing earned value performance measurement techniques; monitoring physical construction progress; monitoring adherence to Project Management Plans and procedures; compiling Lessons Learned documents; and participating in constructability reviews. KKCS also made observations relative to site safety and quality assurance/quality control.
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
New York City, NY
Program/Project Management Oversight