WSP honored for California rail projects

Written by Railway Age Staff
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WSP USA, the former WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, made significant contributions on rail projects which recently received awards from the California Transportation Foundation (CTF).

The Exposition Line Light Rail in Los Angeles received CTF’s Overall Project of the Year award, and WSP was recognized for its design of the light rail extension. The Expo Line Phase 2 extension features 6.6 miles of new light rail and seven new stations from Culver City to Santa Monica, extending the Metro Expo Line to 15.2 miles. WSP noted that the opening of the extension in May 2016 marked the first time there was rail service to the Pacific Ocean since the Pacific Electric’s Santa Monica Air Line streetcar shut down in 1953.

The Safety Project of the Year award was given to the Nogales Street Grade Separation, for which WSP provided construction management services. A new six-lane roadway underpass and double-track railway bridge now provides a complete grade separation between Nogales Street and the Union Pacific Railroad crossing, eliminating the potential for collisions of motorists and trains and reducing noise caused by the locomotive trains.

The CTF Transportation Awards recognize excellence in California transportation, in all modes, across the public and private sectors, and from all regions of the state.


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