Regional Connector begins process of hiring contractor to build the project

A small but significant milestone for the Regional Connector project this morning, with this announcement being sent by Metro to interested parties:

Because you were listed as an individual or firm interested in the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, the following is being sent for your information:

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is requesting Statements of Qualifications (“SOQ”) from Design–Build Entities (“Respondents”) interested in submitting a proposal for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project Contract for design-build delivery. Work under this contract will include, but is not limited to, furnishing all management, coordination, professional services, labor, equipment, materials and other services to perform the final design and construction of the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project that will create a 1.9 mile light rail line from 7th and Flower Street to 1st St. and Central Avenue that connects to the existing Metro Blue, Expo and Gold Lines.

The Request for Qualification (RFQ) documents will be available online to download at http://www.metro.net/EBB/bids1.asp beginning August 24th, 2012.

4 replies

  1. I never understood why the blue line stopped at 7th street. I assumed the MTA knew what they were doing. Now we know how big of a mistake they had made. The sooner the regional connector is completed the better it would be for the whole system.

  2. Warren, I suppose that when the Blue Line was the only game in town, it looked great, if all roads lead to Rome, it might be reasonable to conclude that all Metro lines should lead to Union Station.

  3. The Regional Connector is the Must biuld project.
    This will Take Metro and make it In the Same Class as Boston’s MBTA, New York’S NYSC, and Chicago CTA.

    If No Regional Connector then La Will Not Have System Just a Collection of Lines As Is Now