Grand Opening of Two of the R Subway Line Stations
The MTA announced the grand opening of two of the R Subway Line Stations, Bay Ridge Avenue and 53rd Street, from its Enhanced Station Initiative Program Facilitator project. VJ Associates provided cost estimating and value engineering services for the development of pilot concept plans for the enhancement of five typical subway stations for the MTA which will be used as a guideline for the future enhancement of 33 stations. The program will focus on changing the public perception of stations to the positive: improving passenger experience, continued responsibility of bringing stations to a state of good repair, and the development of station aesthetics through design innovation. VJA worked with the design team to identify risks/opportunities and minimize unknown problems that could adversely affect the timely completion of the work, classify and rank the possible risks/opportunities and discuss mitigation plans for top risks. The MTA posted a video for the 53rd Street Station Grand Opening, click here to view it.