Matt Davis, a Senior Project Manager for Watry Design, spoke at the 2014 PIPTA conference on how design-build is benefiting the Gold Line Authority, Metro and the communities served by the extension.
In 2003, the newly formed Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority completed the 13.7-mile Los Angeles to Pasadena segment of the Gold Line on time and under budget. Created in 1998 by the California State Legislature, the Authority plans and manages the design, contracting and construction of the line. Once construction is complete, the Authority transfers a project to Metro to own and operate. Ground was broken in 2010 for the 11.5-mile Extension from Pasadena to Azusa. This segment, which will be