Long Beach-Los Angeles Light Rail Transit Project

Client: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $850,000,000
Completion Date: October 1991


Responsibilities included: Construction Management Services for this twenty-two mile of track with twenty-two passenger stations and other associated facilities.


This multi-million dollar project consisted of twenty-two miles of the track complete with twenty-two passenger stations, five new bridges, tunnels, a large vehicle maintenance facility, utility and piping systems, instrumentation and control systems, electrical power distribution and communication systems. The system is now in operation. AVA was sub-consultant to Transcal, a joint venture responsible to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for managing this project. The Blue Line Light Rail terminated in a combined underground station, intersecting the underground Metro Heavy Rail Red Line at the 7th and Flower Station. This work involved over a mile of cut and cover tunnel construction. The other end of the Blue Line terminated in downtown Long Beach with four at grade stations on busy urban commercial streets.