New Jersey Transit has awarded Urban a design assignment for a complex platform extension at the New Brunswick Rail Station.
Located near the Old Queens campus of Rutgers University, the historic station serves the NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak Northeast Corridor Lines. The station is a transportation hub for local residents, Rutgers’ students, faculty, and campus administration. It has also been designated as the core of the New Brunswick transit village, a smart growth initiative to promote transit-oriented development.
The platform extension is planned for the New York bound track side and will extend over a beautiful, historic stone arch bridge. The preservation of this bridge will be a major challenge and critical for the project’s success. Urban is responsible for coordinating among the project’s many stakeholders, which include NJ TRANSIT, Amtrak, Department of Environmental Protection, the State Historic Preservation Office, and City of Brunswick.
Urban’s first NJ TRANSIT design assignment was the Camden Transportation Terminal more than 30 years ago. More recent efforts involved Urban’s construction services on signature projects like NJ TRANSIT’s Meadowlands and Metropark stations. “Urban has had tremendous success in managing major construction projects along the Northeast Corridor,” said Ken Fulmer, PE, Urban’s Director of Transit and Passenger Rail. “With this complex assignment, we will have the opportunity to bring to NJ TRANSIT our diverse team of transit designers and structural engineers whose expertise is unrivaled in this region.”