Extending Tracks Issue 15: September 2016

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The September 2016 issue of Extending Tracks [PDF], the Southwest LRT Project newsletter, is now available.

In this issue:


We're hiring! Southwest LRT career fair Oct 18 for professional and technical staff

The Southwest LRT Project is ready to hire more professional and technical staff now that local funding is secured and the environmental review process is complete. We need 71 employees with backgrounds in engineering, construction management, project controls, safety, quality assurance/quality control, finance and administration.

Project milestones in 2016 allow hiring plans to move forward

The Southwest LRT project is moving forward this fall with hiring plans after two key milestones: securing all funding commitments for the full local share and completing the environmental review.

Three staff share what they learned building the Green Line

Rick Carey, Angela Myrechuck and Ramoodit "Ram" Kimal did not have backgrounds in rail transit yet all have found a career at Metro Transit expanding the region’s light rail transit system. All three worked on building the METRO Green Line when it was called the Central Corridor LRT Project.

Work to be broken into 5 main contracts

In 2017, the Southwest LRT Project will award three main construction contracts: civil construction, systems, and operations and maintenance facility. The contract to build the light rail vehicles will be awarded in late 2016.

Project’s local funding is secured, environmental review complete

In August, Southwest LRT Project’s ability to advance to construction received two big boosts.

Big events lead to record ridership

Metro Transit saw its highest single-day ridership in recent memory when fairgoers mixed with commuters and sports fans across the region.

Read Issue 15 of Extending Tracks [PDF]

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