Burns Providing Oversight Advisory Services for NJ Transit Substations Replacement
Mason and Building 9 Substations are critical New Jersey Transit infrastructure being rebuilt as part of the Sandy Resilience Program. Mason Substation is considered one of the most critical traction power substations in the NJ Transit System as it serves power to a significant portion of the Morris & Essex Line (M&E) and is used to backfeed power to other substations on the M&E mainline. The New Mason Substation will also be a node that feeds a rebuilt Building 9 Substation which serves the operations of NJ Transit’s rail maintenance facility, its entire fleet, as well as the central command and control facility for all train movements statewide. Mason Substation will also serve as the connection point for the future NJT TransitGrid project.
In a unique contract, NJ Transit is working with PSE&G to replace the Mason and Building 9 substations. PSE&G is responsible for the design, construction, ownership, and operation of the new substations.
Burns is providing Oversight Advisory Services for this project and in this role will ensure that the project complies with the terms of the agreement between NJ Transit and PSE&G. In addition, Burns will advise and help coordinate the team on matters concerning the design, construction, equipment, procurement, and other elements of the Substation Project, including matters related to project schedule, risk, and budget.