Seismic Design for Sacramento Light Rail Transit Systemby 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
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.
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