Los Angeles to Pasadena
SCS was a member of a major joint venture team led by the Kiewit Pacific, the Washington Group and Parsons Transportation Group which was contracted by a Joint Power Authority (JPA) consisting of the cities of Pasadena, South Pasadena, Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Council of Governments and the Los Angeles County MTA.
As part of the original Los Angeles County MTA county-wide rapid transit plan, the Gold Line provides light-rail transit on a route from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to eastern Pasadena. The project consisted of many separate medium to large projects including the construction of several bridges, 12 passenger stations, restoration of two historic overpasses, as well as the construction of the rail line.
The Gold Line Design-Build Contract was the contract under which the Authority’s principal contractor (Kiewit/Washington) completed final design and construction of all of the fixed facilities (trackway, structures, stations, maintenance facility) except for the Chinatown Aerial Structure, and all of the system-wide elements (trackwork installation, electrification, train control, communications and integrated system testing).
The Project runs along existing rail right of way (Santa Fe Railroad right-of-way, acquired from Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Railroad) from Los Angeles to Claremont (37 miles). Phase I of the Project extends 13.7 miles from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, serving the communities of Los Angeles, Chinatown, Lincoln Heights, Highland Park, to South Pasadena and Pasadena. There are six new stations in Los Angeles, one station in South Pasadena, and six in Pasadena. Phase II of the project extends 24 miles east from Pasadena to Claremont through the eight communities along the rail right of way. The line serves residential, light industrial and retail communities.
The project was opened on time and on budget in late 2003.