September 11, 2018

What’s the Transit Authority Doing Getting Involved with Your NYC Construction Project?

Construction projects in the five boroughs involve a lot of rules and regulations. Seeing personnel from the DOB at a job site is nothing unusual. They stop by to complete inspections and check permits fairly regularly. The DOB is one thing; were you ready for the Transit Authority to turn up?

Trains, Cranes, Transit Authority, and Your Build Site

New York City has one of the world’s largest subway systems. You’ll see trains running above ground with the majority of subway traffic traveling underground through tunnels of varying depth. As boom trucks and cranes are very heavy, you should avoid parking them directly above subway tunnels. If they absolutely need to be, these cranes and boom trucks require special permits and insurance.

Throughout our many years providing crane and rigging services in NYC, we’ve learned how to comply with Transit Authority rules. We maintain a set of subway maps and check them against every site we send a crane to. Doing this early on in the process gives us time to obtain insurance and special permits if required.

Safer & Faster: Important for Builders on a Timeline

NYC is one of the most expensive cities in the world to build in. You don’t want any needless delays to slow your project down. If the Transit Authority finds a crane operating without proper permits and insurance, they’ll issue an immediate Stop Work order. Stop Work orders can take days, even weeks to resolve, and they can come with expensive fines. Save time and money by choosing a crane and rigging company that does things properly from the beginning.

Complying with the Transit Authority rules results in a safer build site. A crane that has collapsed through the street into the subway tunnel below is bad news for all those involved. L&M Crane & Rigging always makes safety priority #1, with getting your job done on time and budget a very close second. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with choosing a crane and rigging company that knows how to do the job right.

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