As part of the LIRR Expansion Project, the MTA developed the Design-Builder Incentive Program to assess 3rd Track Constructors’ (3TC) adherence to community and environmental commitments. 3TC is eligible to earn an incentive of up to $250,000 each quarter by meeting or exceeding these commitments: when the commitments are met, everyone wins.
More than 2,800 community scorecards were distributed to residents throughout the project corridor to solicit input on 3TC’s third-quarter performance, and more than 300 stakeholders participated in the program. Community input is quantitatively weighted into the final quarterly incentive, so residents, local businesses, and community leaders have a significant voice in the final award.
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For the third quarter of 2019, from July 1 through September 30, 2019, 3TC earned an incentive award of $174,000 out of a possible $250,000. Respondents in Hicksville and Garden City Park awarded 3TC with the highest scores, while respondents in Garden City and New Hyde Park gave 3TC the lowest marks. 3TC received positive marks on rodent control practices, protecting access to businesses, and outreach efforts. 3TC will continue to improve on effectiveness of vehicular traffic detours, noise and vibration coming from construction sites, and dust and debris on streets. The community scorecard survey for the fourth quarter will be available to the public for completion soon.
For more information on the project, please visit www.LIRRExpansion.com. You can also reach out to the project team through the 24/7 Community Hotline at (516) 203-4955 or email CommunityOutreach@LIRRExpansion.com with your inquiries and comments.