In Motion_Spring 2021 Vol 28 No 1

SBCTA Emerging Technology Tunnel to ONT ONTARIO, CA – The San Bernardino County

Transportation Authority (SBCTA) is embarking on an emerging technology mobility solution to connect Ontario International Airport (ONT) to the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink Station. The project will include a 4-mile-long tunnel connection with stations at the Airport and Rancho Cucamonga. In addition to the Metrolink Station, Rancho Cucamonga is the future terminus of the Brightline West high-speed rail line to Las Vegas. SBCTA plans to procure this unique transportation system utilizing a design-build-operate-maintain (DBOM) methodology. The DBOM contract encompasses all aspects of the project including preliminary engineering, environmental compliance, detailed design, right-of-way acquisition, utility work, construction, testing/commissioning, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of the system. SBCTA has selected a Project Management/Construction Management (PCM) team to procure, select, and oversee the DBOM Developer. Lea+Elliott is part of this PCM team led by HNTB. Lea+Elliott’s services include safety certification, operational analysis, and O&M requirements for the autonomous vehicle (AV) technology envisioned for the project. Through an RFQ process, the SBCTA Board selected The Boring Company as the lone qualified firm. The PCM team is currently developing the Contract Technical Provisions to be included in the RFP. Once complete, the RFP will be issued to The Boring Company. The project is expected to take about four years to complete once it gets underway later this year. Dulles Rail Yard on track for LEED Certification WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the Dulles Metrorail Silver Line Extension Phase 2 project, the Dulles Rail Yard is on its way to becoming LEED Silver-certified. The three major buildings at the rail yard–Service and Inspection (SIB), Maintenance of Way (MWB) and Transportation Police (TPB) buildings–are required to achieve over 50 LEED site and building credits. The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system provides a framework for highly efficient, healthy, and cost-saving green buildings. The Package B Contractor, Hensel Phelps (HP), registered for LEED certification Jul. 1, 2015, while site civil work was under construction. HP submitted their design and construction credits for review Sep. 4, 2020, five years later. They were awarded LEED Silver for all three buildings with a combination of site and building-related conservation measures. The groups of LEED credits received include:

Image credit: San Bernardino County Transportation Authority

• Sustainable Sites • Water Efficiency

• Energy and Atmosphere • Materials and Resources • Indoor Environmental Quality • Innovation and Design

Future LEED certifications will have tighter requirements with each LEED revision, as the market evolves to meet LEED requirements. As a subconsultant, Lea+Elliott is managing the oversight of the systems and real estate aspects of the Dulles Yard design that includes two train control rooms, two traction power substations, and one stinger substation. We are also supporting safety, environmental, and facilities design development. Lea+Elliott’s activities have included permitting, FTA compliance and reporting, and developing Project Management Plans. MWAA is managing the 23-mile extension of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rapid transit system, to and beyond Washington Dulles International Airport. Phase 1, which included 11.7 miles and five stations, opened for service July 2014. For Phase 1 of the project, Lea+Elliott was a key member of the program management team, and led the systems engineering, planning management, and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) coordination areas. For more information on LEED, visit

In Motion


Made with FlippingBook Digital Publishing Software