Scheduling and Cost Control for the Pittsburgh LRT

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by Herbert M. Mandel, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas Inc, Pittsburgh, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Organization and Management of Public Transport Projects

Abstract: Like most American cities, Pittsburgh has had a long history of public transportation utilizing street cars. Conversion to a modern light rail transit (LRT) system will occur in two stages, with Stage I currently underway. The improvement is a project of the Port Authority of Allegheny County, which also owns and operates the area bus system and the single commuter rail line. The design and construction management effort required the services of a general architectural and engineering consultant (Parsons Brinckerhoff-Gibbs & Hill, a joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. , and Gibbs & Hill, Inc. ) which in turn utilized throughout the life of the project some 95 A/E subcontractors and consultants.

Subject Headings: Project management | Light rail transit | Scheduling | Consulting services | Railroad engineering | Architectural engineering | Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh | North America | United States

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