As part of the LIRR Expansion Project, the MTA developed the Design-Builder Incentive Program to assess Design-Build Contractor 3rd Track Constructors’ (3TC) adherence to community and environmental commitments. 3TC is eligible to earn an incentive of up to $250,000 each quarter by meeting or exceeding these commitments: when the commitments are met, everyone wins, particularly residents and businesses throughout the Expansion Project corridor.
Over 2,800 community scorecards were distributed to residents throughout the project corridor to solicit input on 3TC’s third-quarter 2019 performance, and more than 300 stakeholders participated in the program. Community input is quantitatively weighted in the final quarterly incentive, so residents, local businesses and community leaders have a significant voice in the final award.
For the third quarter, from July 1 through September 30, 2019, 3TC earned an incentive award of $174,000 out of a possible $250,000. Respondents in Hicksville and Garden City Park awarded 3TC with the highest scores, while respondents in Garden City and New Hyde Park gave 3TC the lowest marks. 3TC received positive marks on rodent control practices, protecting access to businesses, and outreach efforts. 3TC will continue to improve on effectiveness of vehicular traffic detours, noise and vibration coming from construction sites, and dust and debris on streets. The community scorecard survey for the fourth quarter will be available to the public for completion soon.
About the LIRR Expansion Project
The construction of a third track from Floral Park to Hicksville will reduce train congestion and delays and enable true bi-directional service during peak hours with a more reliable rail network. This transformative work includes several related projects, including the construction of parking garages and accessibility improvements, retaining walls, improvements to rail bridges and the removal of eight street-level grade crossings. Construction is being managed to minimize the impact on daily routines, with extensive mitigation and public outreach efforts in local communities. For more information please visit the LIRR Expansion Project Floral Park to Hicksville project page on AModernLI.com.