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,



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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