Management & Operations

Parsons Brinckerhoff awarded Saudi Arabian contract

Posted on July 9, 2013

Parsons Brinckerhoff was awarded the role of program management office consultant by the Saudi Arabian-based Development Commission of Makkah and Mashaaer (DCOMM) on the prestigious Makkah Public Transport Program (MPTP).

The Parsons Brinckerhoff contract has an expected duration of 60 months and a fee of approximately $93.6 million. DCOMM has entrusted Makkah Mass Rail Transit Company (MMRTC) to act as the program management office, to oversee the implementation of MPTP.

The project holds great importance beyond the extensive technical requirements, with strong cultural connotations given its prominent location in the Holy City of Makkah in Saudi Arabia.

The public transport program in Makkah is a plan for an integrated system, which covers all means of public transport — metro lines, express bus lines, local buses and shuttle buses. The project in Makkah includes a network of trains consisting of four metro lines.

In addition, the project includes a network of bus transport that covers the city of Makkah in four different levels, including bus rapid transit (BRT), local bus, feeder bus service and shuttle bus, that connect the parks (Park and Ride) and Al-Masjid Al-Haram, train stations and express buses.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is responsible for complete program management services, including general program management; supervision of consultants and contractors; development of project controls; procurement management; contract administration; management of third parties and technical management.

In addition, Parsons Brinckerhoff will conduct quality management; health, safety and environment management; and systems requirements management, as well as administrative support to MMRTC.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

AC Transit GM abruptly quits post

In his resignation letter, David Armijo said his “goal of providing safe, reliable and sustainable transit service in the East Bay has been accomplished.” Armijo’s resignation is effective immediately.

Pierce Transit CEO search down to 2 candidates

Michael D. Griffus is the former chief executive of Keolis Transit America, a Los Angeles-based company that manages transit and rail operations across North America, while Susan Dreier is currently serving as chief operating officer at Ore.’s Salem-Keizer Transit.

Monterey-Salinas Transit upgrades Hastus management software

The new modules will allow MST’s employees to access various functionalities over the Web, including bidding on work and vacation choices, and make it easier for the agency to establish run times, produce detailed itineraries with accurate distance calculations and automatically format schedules suitable for posting at each stop.

Metra hires firm to pull financial management out of 'Stone Age'

Agency is still using paper to perform some basic financial functions, including purchase requisitions, purchase orders, incoming and outgoing invoices and pay stubs, officials said.

C-Tran paves the way for higher quality onboard transit video

Apollo Video Technology has worked with several agencies through their IP implementations, refining a solution that maximizes all of the benefits of IP technology, and learning a few lessons along the way. C-Train is one agency who recently put this technology to the test.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close