Wednesday, June 07, 2017

California High-Speed Rail Authority invests $115 million in LACMTA’s Regional Connector

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California High-Speed Rail Authority invests $115 million in LACMTA’s Regional Connector Juan Ocampo/LACMTA

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has committed $115 million to help fund Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LACMTA) Regional Connector Transit Project.

 

The $1.75-billion project is a 1.9-mile underground light-rail tunnel that will connect the Blue, Expo and Gold Lines in downtown Los Angeles and will include three new stations at 1st Street/Central Avenue, 2nd Street/ Broadway and 2nd Place/Hope Street. The rail line is expected to serve 88,000 riders daily – including 17,000 new riders – and save commuters up to 20 minutes by reducing the need to transfer when traveling to and through downtown L.A. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.

Last week, the project's tunnel boring machine, Angeli, broke through the underground wall of the Grand Avenue Arts/Bunker Hill station after four months of boring.
Metro has contracted with Regional Connector Constructors (RCC), a joint venture between Skanska, and Traylor Brothers, Inc., to design and build the Regional Connector Transit Project. Arcadis is contracted to provide construction management support services for the project.