• Press Release
  • October 24, 2016

Arcadis Joins L.A. Mayor in Announcing $1.55 Billion Rail Project as Catalyst for Reducing Traffic Congestion and Improving Quality of Life

Regional Connector Transit Project reduces transfers giving commuters time back to spend with families.

“Public transit is not just about transportation, we’re here because we believe in a good quality of life.” Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles shares how the $1.55 billion Regional Connector Transit Project now underway will ease congestion around Downtown Los Angeles. He said it also encourages workers to commute to jobs across town while giving them as much as two hours of time back per week, and calendar days per year, to spend with families.

Arcadis has been contracted to provide Construction Management Support Services for the Project. The Project includes 1.9 miles of dual track in tunnels and three underground stations. The Project will directly link 7th Street/Metro Center Station (the Metro Blue Line terminus and Metro Expo Line terminus) located at 7th and Figueroa Streets, to the Metro Gold Line near Little Tokyo/Arts District Station at 1st and Alameda Streets. It will enable continuous train operations between Long Beach and Azusa and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica without the need to transfer. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.

Click below  to view a video as Mayor Garcetti and Arcadis representatives discuss the criticality of the project to the mobility of Los Angeles during a recent ceremony to lower the 1,000 ton, 450-foot long tunnel boring machine at the future site of First and Central Station.

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