Shortlist Announced for Caltrans and Metro ARTI Project

On September 10, 2013, the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”), announced the shortlist for the Accelerated Regional Transportation Improvements (“ARTI”) Project. 

The Project, located in Los Angeles County, includes the development of one high-occupancy toll lane in each direction along Interstate 5 (“I-5”) North from the SR 14 freeway to Parker Road; the design, reconstruction, rehabilitation and maintenance of the pavement of all lanes of the same segment of I-5 North; the development of a segment of the existing SR 71 from the I-10 in Los Angeles County to the San Bernardino County line to expand it to an 8-lane freeway with three general purpose lanes and one high-occupancy vehicle lane in each direction; and the design and construction of approximately 44,800 linear feet of soundwalls at various locations along Interstate 210, SR 170, and Interstate 405.

The shortlisted teams were selected based on statements of qualifications submitted on July 19, 2013 in response to a request for qualifications issued by Caltrans in cooperation with Metro on May 31, 2013. 

The four shortlisted teams are:

Accelerate LA

HOCHTIEF, Skanska, InfraRed Capital Partners, Flatiron, Parsons Transportation Group, Cofiroute

Accelerate Los Angeles

Macquarie Capital Group Limited, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Granite Construction Company, Roy Jorgensen Associates, Inc.

LA Accelerated Mobility Partners

Meridiam Infrastructure, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, Walsh Investors L.L.C., Walsh Construction Company, Clark Construction Group, AECOM, Atkinson Contractors, Transfield Services Infrastructure

LA Mobility Partners

Fluor Enterprises, Balfour Beatty, Parsons Brinckerhoff, C.C. Myers, Inc., DBi Services

 

More information on the ARTI Project can be found at the project website.

Tristan Robinson co-authored this entry.
 

Caltrans and Metro Issue Request for Qualifications for the Accelerated Regional Transportation Improvements Project

The California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”), in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”), issued on May 31, 2013 a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for teams interested in submitting Statement of Qualifications (“SOQs”) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Accelerated Regional Transportation Improvements Project (the "ARTI" Project) through a public-private partnership (“P3”) agreement with Caltrans. 

The ARTI Project consists of six elements, all of which are located in Los Angeles County, including: the development of one high-occupancy toll (“HOT”) lane in each direction along Interstate 5 (“I-5”) North from SR 14 freeway to Parker Road; the design, construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of the pavement of all lanes on the SR 14 to Parker Road segment of I-5 North; the reconstruction of the existing SR 71 from Mission Boulevard in to Interstate 10 (“I-10”) to provide four general purpose lanes and one high-occupancy vehicle (“HOV”) lane in each direction, one interchange, two grade separated rail crossings, and three arterial undercrossings;  the reconstruction of the existing SR 71 from SR 60 to Rio Rancho Road to provide three general purpose lanes and one HOV lane in each direction, one interchange, one arterial undercrossing, frontage roads, and one pedestrian overcrossing; the design and construction of approximately 16,300 linear feet of soundwalls at various locations along Interstate 210 (“I-210”) freeway; and the design and construction of approximately 28,500 linear feet of soundwalls along SR 170 and Interstate 405 ("I-405") freeways. 

The RFQ and related Project documents are available from Metro’s procurement website.

Tristan Robinson co-authored this entry.

LA Metro to Hold Industry Forum for Sepulveda Pass Corridor

On May 1, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold an industry forum to present initial concepts for several multimodal P3 projects that are being considered for the Sepulveda Pass Corridor in Los Angeles County.  The forum will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Ticket Room at Los Angeles Union Station.  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, and Art Leahy, Metro's CEO, are expected to address the forum attendees. 

The projects under consideration include a high-capacity rail system and a tolled highway within the Corridor in the vicinity of the I-405 Freeway, a transit connection to the Los Angeles International Airport and a north-south transit opportunity in the east San Fernando Valley that would provide connections to Metro's County-wide transportation network.  The I-405 through the Sepulveda Pass is one of the most congested freeway segments in the nation.  An additional HOV lane is currentlly under construction.
 
Highway and rail tunnels through the Sepulveda Pass, with an initial cost estimate from US $10 - 13 billion, were identified in a concept study authorized by the Metro board this past December.  The study indicated that premium transit fares and tolls will be necessary to finance the projects due to limited alllocation of public funding under the Measure R sales tax measure that the voters of Los Angeles County approved in November 2008. The Sepulveda Pass Corridor is one of twelve transit projects with funding allocations from Measure R. 
 
Metro is considering the procurement of a pre-development agreement with a private consortium to plan the scope, financing and method for delivering portions or all of the projects.  The project delivery method may be a long term DBFOM concession agreement.
 
To attend the forum, RSVP by April 26 to Teri Argabright of HDR/InfraConsult, Metro's P3 Advisory Team Lead, at Teri.Argabright@hdrinc.com.  Please provide your name, firm contact information and names of attendees.  
 
Tristan Robinson co-authored this entry.