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PANYNJ Issues EWR Master Planner RFP

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) this week issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a master planner to oversee architectural, planning, engineering and business development services for the next phase of the redevelopment of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Under the direction of the EWR Vision Project Team, the planning consultant will establish a far-reaching strategy for the future layout of the airport by anticipating facility and customer demands, identifying new areas for construction and redevelopment, pinpointing potential sustainability and resilience programs, and laying out all other key elements of a master plan for the airport.

The selected firm will be asked to evaluate Newark Liberty’s current capacity to accommodate passenger and cargo growth to meet both near term and long term demand up to the year 2065.

“Today marks another bold step forward in the Port Authority’s effort to reimagine what EWR can be,” said Kevin O’Toole, PANYNJ chairman. “The aim of the Newark Liberty Vision Plan is nothing less than the creation of a stunning, world class gateway that delivers best-in-class facilities for our passengers and further enhances the airport’s economic importance to the region.”

EWR is in the midst of an airport-wide transformation with three major projects on the books and underway, totaling about $5.3 billion in public and private investment.

The airport’s new Terminal A is scheduled to open later this year. Measuring more than one million square feet, the $2.7 billion facility is replacing the outdated current Terminal A and will also incorporate a new roadway access network and additional terminal-front parking once completed.

A new, privately financed Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility combined with Port Authority-funded public parking also is in the final stages of construction with a partial opening scheduled for later this year and a full opening in 2023.

“We continue to move toward a modern, state-of-the-art Newark Liberty Airport that delivers for our travelers at the highest level,” said Rick Cotton, PANYNJ executive director. “With this next phase of the redevelopment of Newark Liberty, we are creating a new vision for the airport to serve air passengers at a world-class level in the decades ahead.”