Creating a state-of-the-art transportation hub out of a historic landmark
World Trade Center Transportation Hub
Serving nearly 250,000 daily PATH transit commuters and providing direct access to 11 New York City subway lines, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, opened in 2016, is among the city’s most integrated networks of subterranean pedestrian connections. Because many reconstruction efforts at the World Trade Center site were undertaken concurrently, cumulative effects were a key issue in the fast-track environmental review led by AKRF, especially construction-phase effects on traffic, air quality, and noise. Another critical issue was review of the project under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act. AKRF provided essential and strategic support in identifying and documenting design and site alternatives for the terminal and supporting analysis to demonstrate the capacity, constructability, and siting benefits of the preferred option.