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Transit Parking Goes Design Build: Advantages of alternate delivery as seen along the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension

Seattle, WA

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. 

Project Background

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 

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completed in 2015, consists of three design-build projects. The first contract was awarded to Skanska USA to design and build the Gold Line Bridge, the second contract was awarded to a Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture to design and build the Pasadena to Azusa "alignment" that includes the stations, track, crossings and bridges and the third was awarded in 2013 to the Webcor Builders/Watry Design, Inc. team to design and build the intermodal parking facilities. This presentation explores the advantages to the Authority, Metro and the communities served by the extension of utilizing one Design Build package for the delivery of all 4 parking structures.

About the Author

Matt Davis has been creating parking solutions for over 15 years. He has worked on over 50 parking projects and is a certified Parksmart Advisor. In addition to delivering projects to satisfied clients, Matt’s projects, such as the Tustin Metrolink Station Parking Structure and the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Parking Structure, have received recognition from the International Parking Institute and other associations. An active participant in the International Parking Institute and the Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association, Matt has penned and spoken on a number of industry topics, such as Healthcare Parking as the First Line of Customer Service, Green Parking, Transit Parking Best Practices, the Future of Parking, Retrofitting Parking and Right Sizing Parking.

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