Rail

PB partners for Phoenix light rail expansion contract

Posted on March 26, 2012

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.

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

More News

Alstom opens online marketplace for mobility sector

StationOne connects professionals in the railway industry and is designed as an efficient way to both promote and access the broadest possible range of products and services.

LAX breaks ground on automated people mover

Once completed in 2023, the APM will connect with L.A. Metro's light rail system.

MBTA opens $17M rail station on schedule, on budget

The Blue Hill Avenue Station marks the completion of the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line.

New York City Transit marks progress to safely speed up train service

Since the late summer of 2018, a safety committee has approved increases to speed limits at more than 100 locations.

Rock Region Metro launches streetcar sponsorship program

Aimed at bolstering revenue to support its fare-free promotion for the streetcars and ongoing community economic development efforts.

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