Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates P.C., an architecture firm, provides architecture, interior, programming, and master planning services for clients in public and private sectors in the United States and internationally. It offers services for various projects, including corporate, culture and entertainment, education, government, heritage and historic, health and science, hospitality, interiors, master plan, mixed-use, office, repositioning and transformation, residential, retail, supertall, and transportation and infrastructure. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates P.C. was founded in 1976 and is based in New York, New York. It also has offices internationally.
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Kohn Pedersen Fox and Parsons Brinckerhoff Win Contract from Port Authority Board
Jun 27 13
With the Port Authority Bus Terminal at capacity during peak periods and interstate bus travel continuing to grow, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners has authorized a comprehensive study to explore ways to accommodate future growth in bus commuting heading to and from midtown Manhattan. The Board authorized a contract with Kohn Pedersen Fox and Parsons Brinckerhoff to create a comprehensive, long-term plan that will improve the quality of interstate public transit services and reduce the impacts of interstate buses on surrounding communities. The plan will explore options for terminal enhancements and possible terminal replacement, a state-of-good-repair investment program, and new bus staging and storage facilities on the west side of Manhattan to improve bus operations and limit the amount of buses idling on city streets. The bus terminal serves more than 65 million people a year. It is already at capacity during peak periods and in need of significant improvements to meet the growing demands of commuters. When the region's transportation network was severely disrupted in the weeks following Superstorm Sandy, the bus terminal accommodated thousands of additional customers diverted from other modes of transport. The facility was critical in getting the region moving again during the recovery from the storm, but the increased usage magnified the terminal's current limitations and the need to explore options to handle future passenger growth. By addressing its infrastructure needs through a comprehensive plan, the Port Authority will ensure the terminal remains a vital part of the interstate transportation network as the region continues to grow over the next 50 years. The Midtown Bus Master Plan also will be a major step towards integrating the bus terminal into the rapid development on the west side of Manhattan. Modernizing the bus terminal will keep it apace with other public investments in the area and enable it to accommodate increases in customers and commerce. Around 8,000 buses and 225,000 travelers pass through the bus terminal every day. To continue its commitment to quality customer service, an essential part of the Master Plan will include options for phasing construction at the facility to maintain operations and meet customer demands. The Master Plan will also include the design of a sustainable funding strategy that incorporates participation by the private sector and more equitable funding from carriers operating at the Terminal. This strategy will include the development of air rights above both wings of the Port Authority Bus Terminal to generate revenues to offset implementation costs. The plan will supplement other ongoing Port Authority initiatives to support improvements to the terminal and the interstate bus network. These efforts include aggressive marketing to acquire new tenants, a demand forecast, and a structural slab assessment.