The signal equipment on the NYC Transit (NYCT) Concourse Line was installed in 1931. Construction work entailed the modernization of signal equipment on approximately 20 track miles (205th Street in the Bronx to 145th Street in Manhattan), reverse signaling on the center track, as well as construction of various enclosures at stations, on the wayside, and construction of a new Master Tower.
The Concourse Line is the largest conventional signaling project in the history of NYC's subway system. It consists of installing 86,000 feet of messenger cable to support the new signal cables (power, data and fiber optics), 1,003,000 feet of signal and fiber cables, and 325 stainless steel equipment cases. These cases along with 384 signal, code and communication cabinets vitally control all 267 LED signals, 225 train stops, 46 switch machines and voice/data communications that are then transmitted back to the equipment rooms, Master Tower and Command Center.
Along with installing six miles of messenger cables and support brackets, the work entailed chopping out crash walls and niches as high as seven feet and 18-inches thick to accommodate placement of the wayside signal equipment. There are 314 insulated joints placed on the roadbed at rail–cut sections. We furnished 384 racks and cabinets in the signal and communication rooms with an additional 250,000 feet of cable between racks. The systems work consisted of fiber and network cabling, network integration and connectivity to the NYCT WAN, CCTV, Access Control, Integrated PENTA voice–dataradio communication system, Building Management System, fire, smoke intrusion and hydrogen detection systems.
The construction team managed all facets of the project including design, purchasing over $30 Million in vital signal and communications equipment, coordinated the equipment vendors and electrical installers, and handled all administration, safety, quality, scheduling, and payment processing.
Work performed as a second tier subcontractor for this Design-Build contract involving design and construction of a 100,000 sq. ft. subway car maintenance shop and 4,600 sq. ft. subway car washer facility. The project is the first railcar maintenance facility in the country to seek any level of LEED rating, designed to achieve certified status. The scope of the project required the team to keep the former maintenance facility active while simultaneously proceeding with the new construction; 400 cars from the No. 7 train depend on the Corona facility for maintenance and cleaning.
Transit Resources scope of work for systems included installation oversight, testing, commissioning, training, final as-builts, punch-list and project close out services. Systems included switchgear, electric power distribution, UPS, fire protection, building management, data communications, access control, CCTV, intrusion detection, photo voltaic roof, guard booth systems including gate controllers for 1 controlled employee/pedestrian access point and 1 vehicular controlled access point, telephone paging, copper and fiber voice, data, and video transmission systems.
Transit Resources as part of the construction team managed all facets of the project close out phase including user group acceptance of communications and power equipment, coordinated the equipment vendors and electrical installers, and handled all administration, safety, quality, scheduling, and payment processing for our scope of work and our prime contractor Five Star Electric Corporation.
Grand Avenue Bus Depot
With a fleet of 1,336 buses, New York City Transit (MTA Bus) has one of the largest bus operations in the United States and Canada, serving 368,000 riders daily. Between 2005 and 2007, MTA purchased 475 new high capacity, high customer amenity express buses and 284 new environmentally friendly hybrid electric local buses. MTA has ordered an additional 105 low–floor hybrid electric buses for delivery in 2009.
Under a design–build contract, Granite Halmar and designer Gannett Fleming constructed the new Grand Avenue 750,000 SF, 3–story operations and maintenance complex in Maspeth, Queens. The first floor provides space to fuel, service, bus wash and a storeroom and repair a fleet of 200 buses (29 bus workstation bays). A first–floor mezzanine provides offices and support areas for NYC Transit staff. The second floor houses a central maintenance facility (CMF) for operations and CMF staff.
Work performed as a second tier subcontractor for Five Star Electric Corporation for this Design-Build contract involving design and construction of this depot & central maintenance facility and green design elements (energy conscious features, materials, design flexibility and indoor air quality). Transit Resources (TR) scope of work for systems included installation oversight, testing and commissioning, training, final asbuilts, punch-list and project close out services of overhead rollup doors and grills, UPS, backup generator, fire protection, building management, data communications – Ethernet WAN and LAN (over 1200 data jacks), access control system, CCTV, intrusion detection, property protection offices/guard booth systems for 5 controlled employee/pedestrian access points and 12 vehicular controlled access points, bus traffic control systems, telephone paging, copper and fiber voice, data, and video transmission systems, and many other support systems for this dual fuel facility (CNG and Diesel). Transit Resources worked with the owner's Independent Commissioning Agent and developed the comprehensive functional tests and documentation plan for the systems within TR's scope of work