NJ Transit issues Innovation Challenge requests for expressions of interest

NJ Transit

A Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) has been issued to New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) to identify qualified, experienced firms capable of introducing innovative transportation solutions between the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station and the Meadowlands Complex.

The solicitation follows the inaugural Innovation Challenge meeting of more than 140 interested parties on Nov. 7 at the Meadowlands.

“This is an opportunity for the most innovative and forward-thinking public and private-sector firms, nationally and internationally, to provide next-generation solutions,” said NJ Transit President and CEO Kevin Corbett. “The Innovation Challenge is not just about getting customers and employees to and from the Meadowlands, but about finding the means and methods for the future of moving people throughout densely populated areas.”

NJ Transit says the Meadowlands provides unique challenges to mass transit, including sporting events and concerts at MetLife Stadium; the American Dream which will have 20,000 employees and 40 million visitors annually; sensitive environmental features including the meadows and Hackensack River; highly traveled existing roads; and an existing rail line to the stadium from Secaucus Junction.

The agency is seeking partners that can provide end-to-end solutions for peak capacity service, including design, build, operations and management, as well as identifying the financial resources to make a proposal a reality.

The RFEI is available to be downloaded at www.njtransit.com/challenge. RFEI Responses must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., Jan. 24, 2020, and emailed to challenge@njtransit.com.

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