If you have ever been in a hurry at Newark Liberty International Airport, you probably already know that although only twenty-five years old, the monorail is, well, let’s just say not up to speed. Fortunately, the building of a replacement line will get underway soon. Four companies have already been short-listed for the project.
$2 Billion Project
Newark Airport’s new Airtrain system will link 2.5 miles of terminals and parking lots. Work is slated to begin in 2022 with completion by 2026. Zippity doo da!
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Zipping Along at Newark International
With the travel industry buzzing back to life, everyone hopes to be moving along without delay in the years ahead. Plans for the new Airtrain system in Newark sound like a welcome call to the future. As Engineering News-Record reports:
Envisioned as a replacement for the airport’s increasingly troublesome 25-year-old monorail, the estimated $2-billion new 2.5-mile elevated guideway system will link terminals, including the 1-million-square-sq-ft flagship Terminal One, set to open next year, parking areas, the airport Rail Link station and a new consolidated rental car facility currently under construction.
The shortlisted teams for Newark’s Airtrain, according to ENR, include: Liberty AirTrain Partners; Liberty Integrated Connectors; Liberty Mobility Express; and, Tutor Perini/Parsons JV.
News of more bidding opportunities keeps on coming. Imagine, for example, an AirTrain linking LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan? It could happen, as Engineering News-Record reports:
According to Tutor-Perini CEO Ron Tutor…LaGuardia Airport’s estimated $2-billion AirTrain project linking it to Manhattan is set to bid in the fourth quarter this year, with contract award early in 2022. The project still awaits a final Record of Decision from the Federal Aviation Authority….
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