L.A. Metro turns to Gannett Fleming to lead major rail lines as part of Twenty-Eight by ‘28 Project

Jan. 15, 2020
Light-rail service is coming to the congested San Fernando Valley.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has awarded the East San Fernando Valley (ESFV) Transit Corridor Project to Gannet Fleming.

The ESFV project aims to provide access to jobs, retail centers and tourism destinations; connect San Fernando Valley riders with two regional commuter rail lines and bus rapid transit; launch a major light-rail component with L.A. Metro’s Twenty-Eight by ‘28 campaign; and enable easy access to the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.

The ESFV project will be a 9.2-mile transit route and will connect the L.A. Metro Orange Line in Van Nuys to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station. Construction on the $1.3 billion project will begin in 2022.

As the prime consultant, Gannett Fleming will provide L.A. Metro with professional engineering services for this new light-rail line, which involves 14 at-grade stations with an end-to-end travel time of 31 minutes and intermodal connections. The ESFV Transit Corridor Project scope consists of engineering and design development, procurement support and construction support services.

Gannett Fleming says the ESFV project win comes on the heels of several other recent transit and rail successes in Los Angeles, such as the Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility Completion and the award for Engineering Support for System-wide Rail Maintenance.