Seismic Design for Sacramento Light Rail Transit System

by James E. Roberts, Sacramento Transit Development, Agency, Sacramento, CA, USA,
Robert E. Kershaw, Sacramento Transit Development, Agency, Sacramento, CA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering: Performance, Design and Construction

Abstract: The Sacramento Light Rail Transit Project is an 18. 5 mile system which provides the trunk line service for an integrated Bus/LRT public transportation system. Seismic design utilized criteria developed for similar highway and railroad structures and typical industrial buildings. The major facilities include six new bridges, four bridge renovations, a large maintenance facility, passenger station platforms and shelters and the overhead electrical catenary support system.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Light (artificial) | Railroad engineering | Seismic tests | Railroad bridges | Light rail transit | Electrical systems | Rapid transit systems | Railroad stations | Bridge management | North America | California | United States | Sacramento

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