Rail

NCTD'S SPRINTER wins 'Project of the Year'

Posted on November 23, 2009

The Oceanside, Calif.-based North County Transit District's SPRINTER rail line won the 2009 "Project of the Year" for projects valued at more than $75 million from the American Public Works Association (APWA), an international professional association of public agencies and private companies.

The SPRINTER was previously named the regional Project of the Year and then submitted for national recognition. The APWA Project of the Year Awards are presented annually to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects.

The SPRINTER began service in March 2008 on a 22-mile route between Oceanside and Escondido and currently carries more than 8,000 passengers each day, serving the most densely populated and transit-friendly corridor in North County.  It links to various BREEZE bus routes along that corridor as well as to the COASTER, Amtrak and Metrolink rail services out of Oceanside.

APWA's citation of the SPRINTER says, "By constructing 15 new station platforms and associated parking lots and providing new drainage structures, bridges, track grade crossings, signal and train dispatch systems, a dilapidated railway built over a century ago in 1888 was put to good use moving people in a more environmentally friendly way than cars on the freeways."

NCTD was also recognized for "extensive coordination with local jurisdictions to address traffic control requirements, pedestrian access and public safety during construction."

The SPRINTER project's primary design consultant was AECOM, construction was managed by Simon Wong Engineering and project construction was performed by West Coast Rail Constructors, a joint venture of FCI and Fluor.

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

More News

Sound Transit orders 122 new Siemens light railcars

The $554 million order will nearly triple the fleet from its current 62 cars, adding needed capacity as rail begins to extend north, south and east as part of the Sound Transit 2 package.

Calif. SMART policy proposes cellphone ban onboard trains

The proposed ban highlights debate over the use of cellphones in public spaces for work or leisure purposes, and the annoyance many feel at being roped into someone else’s conversation.

Metra police focus on crossing violators during rail safety week

Metra police issued more than 200 citations to motorists and pedestrians who failed to obey railroad gates and signals or trespassed on railroad property. 

FTA awards $1B federal grant for San Diego trolley extension

The extension will improve access to employment hubs and numerous educational and medical facilities north of downtown, making it easier for people to travel throughout the city.

Brookville delivers first of six Detroit M-1 RAIL streetcars

The streetcar’s early arrival marks the second early delivery by Brookville this year. Two option vehicles were delivered to Dallas Area Rapid Transit six months ahead of contractual delivery this summer.

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