Newark Regional Transportation Center
The Delaware Department of Transportation has embarked on significant transportation upgrades to the Newark Regional Transportation Center. The project included the replacement of a small station/security facility with a new, full-service Station Building equipped with a Pedestrian Bridge leading to a 950’ Platform constructed within a five-track Right-Of-Way. The existing parking area was revitalized to accommodate 540 spaces and bus traffic operated by DART. The Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) and Amtrak will also utilize the station. Arora, as part of the team led by Whitman, Requardt & Associates, provided MEP, fire/life safety, and special systems design for the upgrades.
Due to the requirements of the funding vehicle(s) and the multiple entities involved in the project, including DelDOT, DTA, DART, SEPTA, and Amtrak as owners/users and the City of Newark and the University of Delaware as most interested parties, the project was divided into three phases. The first phase was the Parking Lot improvements, including lighting, security and electric car charging station. The Station Building is Phase 2 and the Pedestrian Bridge to the new Platform was Phase 3.
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