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PATH Train

PATH, operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) received a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to restore the system and provide resiliency after Superstorm Sandy.  
Services Provided
Program Management
Project Contact
Chuck King, PE
Vice President, Office Manager - New York City, NY

NEPA & SHPO review for PATH Projects Related to Super Storm Sandy

As part of a Joint Venture, Urban Engineers is providing on-site Project Management to assist PATH in the development of documents needed to meet FTA funding requirements for all restoration projects, as well as programmed resiliency measures, due to the events of Superstorm Sandy. Urban is conducting meetings and coordinating with PATH senior management, other PATH and Port Authority of NY & NJ departments, the FTA, the FTA’s Project Management Oversight Contractor (PMOC) and others engaged in supporting this effort. For the administration of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) reviews. Urban’s Project Manager reports to the Senior Program Manager, PATH Capital Project Division, Superstorm Sandy Recovery and Resiliency. The NEPA administration work includes the following:

  • Review and conformance in accordance with NEPA guidelines within the Program of Projects (POPs).
  • Preparation of NEPA Categorical Exclusions (CE) screening documentation.
  • Preparation and responses to Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) and PATH comments.
  • Preparation of final NEPA CE screening documentation for submittal to FTA for review and concurrence.

The SHPO administration work includes preparation of projects under review under and in conformance with National Historic Preservation Act by working with SHPOs within the states of NY and NJ. This work includes Section 106 Review which requires Federal agencies to take historic resources, including archaeological resources, into account during the planning phase of a project. Including but not limited to the following sub-tasks as outlined below in order to attain compliance with the Section 106 Review process.

  • Review and confirmation of all aspects SHPO and NHPA guidelines within the Program of Projects (POPs) including identification Historic properties
  • Consultation, initiation and preparation of relevant documents in accordance with Section 106 as applicable to Federal guidelines for PATH of a Section 106 consultation initiation package of the NHPA on behalf of the FTA.
  • Initial Determination of Eligibility and Effects Assessment under existing federal and state guidelines for projects included within the Section 106 initiation package
  • Develop the initial preparation of any Adverse Effects resolution process in order to submit the grant application and secure FTA funds for the PATH Storm Recovery and Resiliency Program.
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Vice President, Office Manager - New York City, NY 212.736.9100