Concept Design and Site Engineering Exposition Light Rail Maintenance Facility Exposition Transit Project – Phases 2 & 3

Client: City of Santa Monica
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Cost: Unknown
Completion Date: 2009


Anil Verma Associates, Inc. (AVA) was responsible for Structural, Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Design Services, Specifications, LEED Coordination, and Cost Estimating for this bus facility for incoming and outgoing international passengers. This was a fast track project to serve as an Interim Bus Terminal for A 380 or similar large aircraft while Tom Bradley International Terminal is under construction. AVA worked extensively with the General Construction Contractor to fully coordinate the project through weekly meetings, RFI and submittal reviews, and regular site visits, due to the fast pace of construction


Concept Two: This concept reoriented tracks in the Richlar site to allow for the maintenance tracks and the train tracks to pass below Stuart Street. This underpass would require retaining walls on both sides of the tracks. Stuart Street would not have an LRT at-grade crossing, thus relieving the pressures of additional signaling and gates. If Stuart Street does not have major utilities, the underpass can be kept shallow.

Concept Three:  This concept reduces the size of the bike/pedestrian path along the RR right-of-way by eliminating the pedestrian movement. The pedestrian path along Exposition Boulevard (and perhaps Olympic Boulevard) may be improved and widened. The LRT tracks can now be moved further north (taking up the area of the vacated pedestrian path) to make additional land available for the Verizon site for future development. In this case, the cleaning platform and carwash are shown in the sliver of land along the RR right-of-way to the east, thus utilizing an otherwise non-usable piece of land. An alternative track layout is shown in the maintenance facility site which needs to be further studied and engineered. From the train storage area on the Verizon site, two maintenance tracks crossover into the maintenance site. The EXPO Maintenance Facility has its own parking along Stuart Street, while the Santa Monica Yard has its parking and building behind the Maintenance Facility Building next to the Bergamot site.


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