October 5, 2011

Parsons Brinckerhoff to manage New Orleans streetcar project

Photo by Nicholas Larchet

Photo by Nicholas Larchet
The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of New Orleans recently awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for construction management services for the expansion of the city's streetcar system.

In 2010, the RTA received a $45 million TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a streetcar loop on Loyola Avenue from Canal Street to the Union Passenger Terminal (UPT), a 1.4-mile route through the central business district. RTA also sold approximately $80 million in revenue bonds in 2010 to fund the French Quarter Loop Streetcar expansion.

Parsons Brinckerhoff will serve as the RTA's construction manager for the three-phase expansion project — Loyola Avenue from Canal Street to UPT (phase 1); the French Quarter Loop expansion (phase 2, based on budget availability); and the Riverfront/Convention Center expansion (phase 3).

The company's team will be responsible for providing construction management and support staff throughout the construction and close-out phases. The firm will also monitor and control project schedule and budget.

Construction on the first phase of the streetcar expansion began in August 2011, with completion slated for June 2012.

"It is our pleasure working with the RTA to deliver this important expansion to the City's famed streetcar system," said Parsons Brinckerhoff's Market Leader, Transit, Paul Skoutelas.

Parsons Brinckerhoff has a history of working with RTA on the New Orleans streetcar program, which included renovations to the historic St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line in the 1980s and design of the Canal Street Streetcar system, which brought streetcars back to Canal Street in 2004 after a 40-year absence.

Parsons Brinckerhoff is part of Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure services business operating in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


STORE
METRO Magazine - May 2013

METRO Magazine
Here are the Highlight:
  • Denver RTD’s Innovation Fuels Transit Expansion
  • Bus Maintenance Survey
  • Partnerships, Trip Subsidies Help Curb Paratransit Costs
    And much more…
  •  
    DIGITAL EDITION

    The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue