About MTA Capital Construction Company
What is MTA Capital Construction Company?
MTA Capital Construction is a new agency formed in July 2003. MTACC's mission is to manage the mega-projects-system expansion and Lower Manhattan transit infrastructure projects.
Why is MTA Capital Construction Company needed?
The MTA was formed in 1965 as a federation of various transportation entities in existence at that time. This loose structure became less effective as the Capital Program projects increased in size and complexity and need for inter-agency coordination grew. MTACC serves as the MTA's project management arm for mega-projects, which require an exceptional degree of coordination within and outside MTA. MTACC also serves as the MTA's center of expertise on the most complex and advanced construction techniques, such as tunneling, building undepinning, and secant wall construction.
What are MTACC's current projects?
MTACC's current projects will expand the nation's largest regional transportation network:
East Side Access, will bring Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) commuters into Grand Central Terminal, creating a terminal on Manhattan's East Side to complement Penn Station on the West Side.
The Second Avenue Subway will relieve pressure on the overcrowded Lexington Avenue line and improve access to Lower Manhattan. The full length will run from 125th Street and Second Avenue to Hanover Square in Lower Manhattan. Phase I, which will construct the 96th, 86th, and 72nd Street Stations and tie into the existing system at a new station at 63rd Street, is now underway.
Extension of subway service to the far West Side will provide a link to the Javits Convention Center at 34th Street and 11th Avenue and support the transformation of the surrounding manufacturing and industrial neighborhood into a mixed-use community.
The Fulton Transit Center will improve access and passenger flow throughout an existing complex that connects the and subway lines. The design includes an underground concourse that will connect the Transit Center to the World Trade Center site and the and subway lines and the PATH train to New Jersey.
The new South Ferry Terminal, now complete, replaced the existing single-track loop with a two-track station, greatly improving passenger flow at this critical intermodal point that connects the subway to the Staten Island Ferry and numerous express and local buses as well as the Whitehall Street subway station. The improvement supports better access to Lower Manhattan destinations, including the World Trade Center site and historic Battery Park.
MTA Capital Construction also oversees the MTA's security-related capital construction projects.
Where does the funding for these projects come from?
MTA capital projects are funded from a combination of bond sales and federal, state, and local allocations. MTA has entered into Full Funding Grant Agreements (FFGAs) with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the East Side Access and Second Avenue Subway projects. These agreements provide for significant allocations from the Federal government's "New Starts" funding in return for the MTA's commitment to carry the projects through to a successful completion. The MTA has entered into similar Construction Agreements with the FTA for the Fulton Street Transit Center and South Ferry Terminal projects for the use of Lower Manhattan Recovery funding provided to New York City after 9/11. The MTA has an agreement with New York City to fully fund the construction cost of the 7 Line Extension project.
Filing a Title VI Complaint with MTA Capital Construction Company
MTA Capital Construction Company is committed to providing non-discriminatory service to ensure that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in the receipt of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VI").
To request more information about Title VI or to submit a written complaint if you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination,
you may contact:
Michael J. Garner, Chief Diversity Officer
MTA Office of Diversity/Civil Rights
2 Broadway, 16th floor
New York, N.Y. 10004
(800) 466-8577 (telephone)
(646) 252-1382 (fax)
In addition to your right to file a complaint with MTA Capital Construction Company, you have the right to file a Title VI complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights. The regional office is located at One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, 10004-1415.
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