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,

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.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Light (artificial) | Seismic tests | Light rail transit | Building design | Highway and road design | Highway and road structures | Railroad engineering | California | United States

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