Transit Tactics: Keeping Light Rail Moving

by Gordon Smith, Profj. Mgr.; O'Brien Kreitzberg & Associates, 1390 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1986, Vol. 56, Issue 11, Pg. 54-56

Document Type: Feature article

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Abstract: The Guadalupe Corridor Light Rail Transit project is a massive undertaking that will be built in segments from San Jose to Santa Clara, CA. The $372 million project involves numerous agencies on federal, state and local levels, and to keep everything organized, O'Brien Kreitzberg & Associates were retained for construction management. In order to have an integrated management, OKA involved members from the numerous agencies in a management planning team. This group was responsible for organizing the control of cash expenditures, keeping a tight construction schedule, maintaining quality and limiting change orders. By keeping all of the agencies informed and involved, OKA achieved a successful management program.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Transportation management | Construction management | Light rail transit |

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