Contract Awarded for East Side Access Development

The Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) project awarded its first tunnel boring contract on Wednesday to a joint venture between two firms, one of Montana and the other of New York.

ARC is expected to increase commuting capacity between New Jersey and New York, by allowing for 48 trains an hour to travel to Midtown Manhattan. The project is expected to create 1,000 jobs and is on track to be completed by 2017.