Light-rail transit project alleviates traffic congestion and enhances travel options in San Diego, CA
TYLin, a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project in San Diego, California, has been named Project of the Year in the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) 33rd Annual Transportation Awards competition. TYLin provided Project Management Consultant (PMC) services, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) processing support, design reviews, and construction oversight for the project.
The CTF Transportation Awards recognize excellence in California transportation in 2021, including all modes, public and private sectors, and from all regions of the state.
Completed through task orders under on-call contracts with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project extended the San Diego Trolley system for 11 miles and added nine stations. The light-rail transit (LRT) project alleviates traffic congestion and improves access to growing employment, education, medical, residential, and tourism areas of the city.
The project included over six miles of on-grade alignment and more than four miles of elevated guideway. The extension runs from the Old Town Transit Center north along the I-5 corridor, through the University of California, San Diego campus, and ends near a regional shopping center and major employment area in San Diego’s University City community.
The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project included four at-grade stations, three stations with surface parking, five aerial stations, two parking structures, and 36 new LRT vehicles. The last aerial station is the terminal structure that integrates with a new transit center and shared parking structure. Other new structures for the project included retaining walls, bridges, and a cut-and-cover tunnel.
As PMC, TYLin provided a wide range of services, such as project management, task order management, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) processing support, final design oversight and review, structure design plans, development of contract documents for construction and contractor oversight, document and project controls, environmental permitting management, third-party agreements, and right-of-way acquisition.
“On behalf of the TYLin project team, I want to congratulate the San Diego Association of Governments, the California Department of Transportation District 11, San Diego MTS, and our project partners for winning this prestigious award from the California Transportation Foundation,” said Sierra McKeever, TYLin Project Controls Manager. “The Mid-Coast Trolley extension improves public transit services and offers San Diego residents and visitors an effective, more convenient alternative to navigating congested freeways and roadways. We are proud to have played an important role on this project.”
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