Organization for Construction of a Rail Transit Project

by Paul C. Taylor, Los Angeles County Transportation, Commission, Los Angeles, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Organization and Management of Public Transport Projects


The Long Beach-Los Angeles rail transit project is part of an on-going transit development process by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) in which the Long Beach-Los Angeles corridor and 13 other corridors in the County have been identified as candidates for transit improvements. LACTC, is planning the Long Beach-Los Angeles rail transit project as a conventional light rail system from downtown Los Angeles to downtown Long Beach to serve approximately 50,000 passengers per day. The proposed line will pass through the cities of Compton and Carson and through the unincorporated areas of Florence-Graham, Willowbrook, and Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles County. The total route will be approximately 22 miles in length, with about 18 miles of it following an existing Southern Pacific Transportation Company railroad right-of-way. Capital cost estimates range from 400 to 500 million in today's terms; projected operating costs approximate 13 million per year.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Business organizations | Construction management | Transportation corridors | Light (artificial) | Light rail transit | Business districts | Construction costs | Los Angeles | California | United States

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