Yesterday, the Construction Authority reached a major milestone on the 12.3-mile, six-station Foothill Gold Line light rail extension from Glendora to Montclair, as the four shortlisted design-build teams vying to build the project submitted their formal proposals for the Alignment Design-Build Contract. The Glendora to Montclair project is funded by Measures M and R in Los Angeles County, Measure I in San Bernardino County and the State of California’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, an SB1 program that receives proceeds from the Cap and Trade auction and the recent gas tax increase.
The four shortlisted design-build teams (in alphabetical order) are:
- AECOM | Stacy and Witbeck JV
- Herzog Rados Lane, a Joint Venture
- Kiewit-Parsons, a Joint Venture
- San Gabriel Valley Transit Partners (STP), a Joint Venture of Fluor and Ames
The proposals received include each team’s technical approach to completing the design and construction of the project, their management method, proposed key personnel, financial bid and more.
Over the next several weeks, six committees of transportation and industry experts, attorneys, financial professionals and partner agencies will review different elements of the proposals and then come together to provide their overall ratings and recommendations. The Construction Authority will once again use a “best value” approach to evaluating the proposals, where the technical merits of the team and their approach are weighted approximately equally with the bid price.
The Alignment Contract is expected to be awarded in the coming months, with the winning team responsible for building all elements of the 12.3-mile light rail extension, with the exception of parking. Once the contract is awarded, the first ten months to a year of their effort will be spent finalizing the project design and construction work plan, before major construction will begin.