MTA Urges Small Businesses to Submit Bids for Sandy Repairs

As it rebuilds after Hurricane Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking to make infrastructure improvements and it’s inviting small businesses to submit bids.

The jobs include rebuilding the new South Ferry Station that was flooded by millions of gallons of salt water, replacing critical equipment in East River tunnels that flooded during the storm, and developing ways to protect vulnerable subway stations in Lower Manhattan.

“We need to make sure you’re aware of the opportunities we have. We need to make sure that you can do for us what we need. And in short, our strategy for Sandy-related work is to maximize the contract opportunities from our pool of certified minority MWDBE’s and this strategy is working,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast.

The federal government has allocated $3.8 billion to the MTA’s “Fix & Fortify” program for Sandy-related repairs.