Rail

Veolia wins Houston light rail project contract

Posted on July 27, 2009

Veolia Transportation was awarded an operations and maintenance contract by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) for its light rail expansion project in Houston, Texas. The work will take place through a joint venture company, Houston Operation and Maintenance LLC (HOM), an entity owned by Veolia Transportation and Parsons.

Under the terms of the contract, Veolia Transportation, working through HOM, will initially be responsible for planning and development services and advising in the planning, design and integration of the rail lines, systems and maintenance facilities, and the light rail vehicles for the project. Once revenue service begins, Veolia Transportation will be responsible for all aspects of the new light rail network for an initial period of five years which can be extended up to 35 years. This responsibility includes maintaining four new corridors totaling approximately 20 miles of light rail, 32 stations, storage and inspection facilities, right-of-way and systems maintenance, dispatch, as well as operation and maintenance of 103 light rail, 100 percent low-floor vehicles.

The design-build portion of the project will be completed by Houston Rapid Transit (HRT), a Parsons-led joint venture that includes Granite Construction Co., Kiewit Texas Construction L.P., and Stacy and Witbeck Inc. The light rail vehicles will be manufactured by Houston LRV 100 LLC, an entity owned by CAF USA Inc. and Parsons.

 

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

More News

Netflix and terrorism blamed for London Tube ridership decline

Ridership on the London Underground has dropped for the first time in more than 20 year.

Amtrak adds capacity as freeway closure continues to impact Santa Barbara County

Since train tracks reopened on Jan. 11, the Pacific Surfliner has served as the only viable ground transportation option between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as drive time on alternate routes between the two counties can take nearly four hours.

LIRR double-track project close to complete

The project utilizes Design-Build construction and a specialized New Track Construction machine that lays rail more than 10 times faster than the MTA has ever done before, saving more than $7 million in construction costs.

WMATA proposal would refund passengers for delayed trains, buses

According to GM Paul Wiedefeld, the program is an expression of the confidence the agency has in its ability to meet performance targets and provide reliable rush-hour service.

HDR lands Sound Transit light rail extension contract

Sound Transit’s board of directors authorized a contract with HDR’s team to provide planning, preliminary engineering, environmental, and public involvement services for the Tacoma Dome Link Extension project.

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

Please sign in or register to .    Close