MTA LIRR Network Strategy Study



PACOTECH™ is providing construction cost estimates for the Network Strategy Study (NSS) currently being conducted by AECOM on the Long Island Rail Road system.

The NSS is a major two-year study that will shape the kind of service LIRR will offer in 25 years. The study aims to predict ridership patterns from 2025 through 2040, and envision ideas to meet future ridership demands. The last study of its kind, conducted in the early 1990s, inspired the LIRR’s fleet of double-decker train cars and the decision to go forth with East Side Access — the MTA’s $10.2 billion effort to bring the railroad to Grand Central Terminal by 2022. The new study looks ahead to life after East Side Access.

This new study will be a more extensive and detailed look and involves very close coordination and information gathering with Long Island county officials and the public on their vision for expectations of LIRR’s future, and modeling possible solutions through operation simulation, ridership forecasting and financial analysis. Issues expected to be addressed include expanded electrification throughout the LIRR system, how to reduce the need for transfers and how to expand capacity.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
New York, NY

Client: AECOM

Project Value:

Contract Value:

Project Period:
2016 – 2018

Ruby Siegel
Vice President/Senior Project Manager
100 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 973 2999

Services Provided:
Cost Estimation
CPM Scheduling
Sharepoint Administration

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