Request for Qualifications – Metro-North Railroad New Canaan Branch Noise Pollution Abatement Feasibility Study

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The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (“WestCOG”) has initiated a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process to obtain planning and engineering services for a Noise Pollution Abatement Feasibility Study to be undertaken for certain railroad crossings along the Metro-North Railroad’s New Canaan Branch in the Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) region.

WestCOG will use funding from the Connecticut Department of Transportation for a study to determine a cost-effective approach to implementing noise reduction measures, quiet zone(s) or other methods, along the New Canaan Branch Line of the Metro-North Railroad. The goal of the study is to reduce the environmental impacts for the residents and businesses around the crossings while also improving the safety of all users at the railway-highway grade crossings.

WestCOG will accept complete Statements of Qualifications, by email only, until 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 8, 2022. Statements of Qualifications must be submitted to: Mr. Francis R. Pickering, Executive Director, through Cricket Carpenter, Office Manager at WestCOG.

See the official RFQ for more details. Proponents must also submit a completed Organizational Conflict of Interest Statement.

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