Design/Build Goes Light

by David G. Mongan, (M.ASCE), Managing Partner; Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1997, Vol. 67, Issue 2, Pg. 42-45

Document Type: Feature article


Full speed ahead: Those might well be the bywords of Baltimore's Central Light Rail Line extension, a trailblazing project believed to be the first in which the design/build process is being used to construct a U.S. linear transit system. The $106 million project, scheduled for completion next June, involves three separate extensions to the Baltimore area's 22.5 mi Central Light Rail Line (CLRL). Collectively known as CLRL's Phase II, it is one of four rail works selected for the Turnkey Demonstration Program of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Leading the design/build team is general contractor Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., of Towson, Md., with engineers Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani, of Balitmore, heading up the design team.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Design-build | Light rail transit | Project management | Linear functions | Transportation management | Light (artificial) | Scheduling | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

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