March 26, 2012

PB partners for Phoenix light rail expansion contract

Phoenix, Ariz.-based Valley Metro awarded a contract to a joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) and PGH Wong Engineering to provide program management/construction management (PM/CM) services to support the planned expansion of the metro Phoenix high-capacity transit system.

The existing light rail system, which opened in December 2008, comprises 20 miles of route through Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Valley Metro is tasked with delivering a 57-mile, high-capacity transit system as defined in the Regional Transportation Plan, which was adopted by the Maricopa Association of Governments and financed under the 2004 voter-approved Proposition 400 one-half cent regional sales tax extension.

Valley Metro has begun planning and in some cases design for the six extensions that make up the remaining 37 miles of transit to be built. The expansion will extend light rail service from the north and west limits of Phoenix through downtown Mesa. Plans include a modern streetcar operation in the downtown Tempe area.

As the PM/CM consultant, the joint venture will provide support personnel to Valley Metro in a wide range of program management, construction management, and management consulting services. PB served as the general engineering consultant on the development of the existing Valley Metro light rail system.

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


 
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