Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Passenger Rail


Rail News: Passenger Rail

Sound Transit to consider awarding Bechtel Infrastructure construction management contract


Sound Transit’s board plans July 11 to approve awarding Bechtel Infrastructure a three-year, $7.4 million contract to provide construction management services for Central Link light rail; options could extend the contract term an additional two years.

Bechtel would provide resident engineering; office engineering; civil, structural, electrical, track, mechanical and utilities inspection; estimating; change order administration; safety inspection, electrical work; quality assurance materials testing and management; and diversity administration.

The contract’s scope also covers management for four other contracts, including: procurement for Seattle City Light poles being relocated on the E-3 busway; environmental abatement, cleanup and demolition of 17 buildings; construction of 1.4 miles of at-grade and elevated light-rail guideway, and the Lander Street Station; and construction of the Central Link Operations and Maintenance Facility.

The total value of construction to be administered under the contract is between $110 million and $130 million. Central Link is scheduled for completion in July 2005.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 7/10/2003