Turnkey Projects for Downtown People Movers

by Carl W. Goepfert, (F.ASCE), Manager; Transportmtion Projects, Bechtel Civ. & Minerals, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 4, Pg. 383-391

Document Type: Journal Paper


Los Angeles, Detroit, and Miami received proposals for construction of downtown people mover systems. The requests for bids contemplated turnkey type construction contracts. The multiplicity of requirements for functional and environmental compatibility lead to a complex proposal preparation process but allows the owner to deal with a single contractual entity in negotiations. The background of the people mover projects, the design, and contract development, and a comparison with more conventional procedures are all briefly presented. Advantages of the alternative procedures are described in the context of three ongoing projects.

Subject Headings: Business districts | People movers | Bids | Environmental issues | Owners | Negotiation | Comparative studies | United States | Los Angeles | California | Detroit | Michigan | Miami | Florida

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