Rail

Parsons signs Houston light rail contract

Posted on April 27, 2009

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas (METRO) signed a light rail DBOM contract with Parsons Transportation Group – the largest in the agency’s history.

 

Early last month Metro’s board of directors approved the $1.46 billion dollar construction contract that is projected to generate approximately 60,000 direct and indirect jobs before four light rail lines, approximately 20 miles, are completed.

 

As the facility provider, Parsons will be responsible for designing, building, operating and maintaining (DBOM) the four new light-rail lines: the North Line, East End Line, Southeast Line and the Uptown Line.

 

Metro will spend $632 million for the initial phase of the contract, which is expected to create 25,000 jobs and will include utility work for the North and Southeast Lines; build and complete the East End Corridor, including an overpass at Harrisburg for light rail; construction of a service and inspection facility; 29 rail cars from CAF USA Inc.; and final alignment and station configuration for the Uptown Line.

 

Local small and minority business owners will receive 35 percent, or $335 million in work under the contract.

 

 

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

More News

Alstom debuts world's first hydrogen train entering passenger service

The zero-emission Coradia iLint, which debuted in Lower Saxony, Germany, can reach up to 140 km/h (90 mph).

WMATA announces contracting opportunity for Silver Line extension

Under the agency's plan to "Keep Metro Safe, Reliable and Affordable," the use of competitive contracting is recommended as a way to control operating and maintenance costs

Amtrak Pacifc Surfliner, MLB team up for rail safety awareness

Partners with San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels and California Operation Lifesaver to highlight the importance of safety around train tracks.

Zmudzinski to lead national rail systems at WSP

Will lead the firm’s transit and rail systems engineering team and support business development across the U.S.

4 teams submit design-build bids for Foothill Gold Line light rail project

Includes technical approach to completing the design and construction of the project, their management method, and financial bid.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation