Heavy Rail

Daly City Station Intermodal Project - Bay Area Rapid Transit District

Daly City, California

The District identified a project that will enhance pedestrian and vehicular access to the Daly City Station and improve facilities for the transfer of patrons arriving adjacent to park-and-ride areas, a major parking area and a new bus terminal that will be located immediately adjacent to DeLong Street.

 

F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. provided joint venture project management for overall A-E elements and specifically the civil and structural design on the station, bridges, tunnel, bus terminal, and parking areas. This project is estimated at $8 million. 

 

Wilshire/Vermont Subway Station

Los Angeles, California

Rapid Transit Metro Rail Project

The Wilshire/Vermont Station is situated mid-block on Vermont Avenue between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street and will feature entrances on both sides of Vermont Avenue, a mezzanine immediately below street-grade, and a center-loading platform approximately 450 ft. in length.

 

Surface above-grade facilities included in this station will consist of a traction power substation, bus turn in/out lanes, limited park-and-ride facilities, and a kiss-and-ride discharge/pick-up area. The Wilshire/Vermont Station is projected to be one of the most heavily utilized interface points between SCRTD's surface bus system and the Metro Rail System.

 

F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. led the civil engineering effort for this project, which included the design of all station civil works, the resolution of underground utility conflicts, and the development of traffic management plans for construction. Additionally, JA provided the structural engineering design on the subway station and architectural support for the finished contract to the joint venture prime of Kober-McGuire. The estimated construction cost for this project is $34 million.

 

Wilshire/LaBrea Subway Station

Los Angeles, California

Rapid Transit Metro Rail Project

The Wilshire/LaBrea Station is situated on the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and LaBrea Avenue and features a mezzanine area immediately below street-grade and a centerloading platform approximately 450 ft. in length. Surface above-grade facilities included in this station will consist of a traction power sub-station, bus turn in/out lanes, and a drop-off area. The Wilshire/LaBrea Station is also projected to be one of the most heavily utilized interface points between SCRTD's surface bus system and the Metro Rail System.

 

F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. led the civil engineering effort for this project, which included the design of all station civil works, the resolution of underground utility conflicts, and the development of traffic management plans for construction. Additionally, F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. provided the structural engineering effort on the station design. The project was in association with STV/Lyon, the prime. The estimated construction cost for this project is $45 million.

 

Market Street Subway & Turn-around Facilities

San Francisco, California

Bay Area Rapid Transit District

F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. was involved in the planning and preliminary engineering design of the track extension and turn-around facilities for the Market Street Subway of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BARTD) in San Francisco, California. The design for this facility was complicated by the necessity to construct subway trackage below-grade in a congested portion of downtown San Francisco.

 

The new turning facility was built to accommodate the use of San Francisco's new Lightrail Vehicle (LRV), and to improve the operational problems associated with turning train equipment. The former facility required that trains be turned off a wye track arrangement, which was time consuming. The new facility utilized a loop track to perform the turning operation in a single maneuver. The design of the subway turning improvement required the temporary and permanent relocation of numerous utility systems, with no disruption of service.

 

Forest Hill Station

Boston, Massachusetts

Amtrak High Speed Rail Project

Under a project funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. provided engineering design on the Forest Hill Station to accommodate the Boston MTA heavy rail system, as well as the Amtrak High Speed Rail System.

 

MacArthur Station

BARTD Overhead Development Project

Oakland, CA

BARTD Overhead Development Project

Oakland and El Cerrito, California

MacArthur & El Cerrito Stations

In association with Dinwiddie & Associates, F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. prepared an engineering planning study on the feasibility of above-station development at the MacArthur Station in Oakland and the El Cerrito Plaza Station in El Cerrito. The study, commissioned by the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BARTD), was to provide information on land values and trends around the stations, the architectural, structural and civil engineering aspects of building over BARTD stations, the costs, and whether land values would be able to support such development in the near future. The study was not funded to determine precise land values or appraisal, nor in-depth engineering analysis.

 

F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. provided architectural, structural and civil engineering services.

 

BART Colma Station

Colma Station Line (BARTD)Colma, CA

Colma Station LineColma, CaliforniaCivil & Structural Facilities

The Colma Extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BARTD) is the f~rst leg of extending BARTD to the Airport. The original San Francisco Airport Access Rail Rapid Transit Project was undertaken by Parsons, Brinkerhoff, Tudor Bechtel with Jordan/Mathis & Associates doing the preliminary structural engineering over 20 years ago.

 

In 1991, F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. was retained in joint venture to design the one-mile BARTD Colma Extension to include trackway, drainage, extensive widening of the San Pedro/ Washington Streets Yard Lead Subway Tunnel, bridge over EL Camino Real (S.R. 82), Turnback Subway Tunnel, retaining walls, traction power, substation and Gap Breaker Building. Extensive coordination was required. The Project was bid $5 million under budget and a commendation was received from BARTD.

 

F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. was directly responsible for the project management, civil engineering, bridge and tunnel design, and the retaining wall design. The project cost was $37 million.

 

Chicago DPW Southwest Transit Project

Southwest Transit Project

Chicago, IL

Southwest Transit Project Chicago, Illinois

Aerial Line, Section 106The City of Chicago, Department of Public Works (DPW), implemented a transit line from downtown Chicago to Midway Airport. The Southwest Transit Project (SWTP) includes aerial and grade stations, aerial and at-grade line, a yard and maintenance facility, and appurtenant facilities. For the most part, it will occupy existing railroad rights of way.

Contract SW 106 includes the design of that portion of the Southwest Transit Project from Station 205 + 00 to Station 248 + 00. This contract includes an elevated line section which occupies right-of-way of the Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC), follows a large radius curve east where it parallels 49th Street and occupies Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF), Grand Truck Western (GTW), and Conrail right-of-way. Modifications to existing rail operations will be necessary, including the removal and re-routing of three existing tracks. This project is in association with Howard, Needles, Tammen, & Bergendoff.

Contract SW 104 includes the design of that portion of the Southwest Transit Project from Station 133 + 00 to Station 162 + 00. This contract is an elevated line section. The aerial structure passes twice over the new yard tracks between Stations 142 + 00 and 146 + 50, and West 55th Street and again at 147 + 00 (approximate). The structure crosses existing railroad tracks near 55th Street and again at South Kilbourn Avenue. Aside from several easements, the transit alignment occupies Belt Railway of Chicago right-of-way from Station 147 + 50 (approximate) to Station 162 + 00. This project is in association with Metcalf & Eddy, Inc.

 

HEAVY RAIL EXTENSIONS -CORRIDOR PLANNING & PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING

SF Int'l Airport Access Rail Project

Airport Access Rail Project

San Francisco, CA

BARTD Northwest Extension

San Francisco, CA

Metro Rail

Los Angeles, California

Systems Engineering Consultant

F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. was the principal sub-contractor to Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc., retained by the Southern California Rapid Transit District to perform Systems Engineering and Analysis activities in conjunction with preliminary design efforts for the Metro Rail Starter Line Project. Jordan Associates' participation included development of operating criteria and preliminary design specifications for the system's yards and shops, development of a document control plan, participation in the configuration control and alternative activities, and development of a system-wide maintenance plan, which is utilized to project operational and maintenance costs.

 

San Francisco International Airport Access Rail Rapid Transit Project

San Francisco, California

Study & Preliminary Engineering

This project was a feasibility analysis and preliminary engineering design for a proposed extension of the existing San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System from its initial terminus at Daly City to the San Francisco International Airport. The firm provided alignment geometries, preliminary engineering design of aerial structures and below-grade facilities, preliminary design of open cut and embankment construction, and preliminary design of passenger stations. The extension is approximately eight miles long with provisions for three passenger stations. The estimated construction cost for this extension in 1995 exceeded $700 million. The prime consultant was Parsons, Brinkerhoff, Tudor, Bechtel.

 

BARTD Northwest Extension

San Francisco, California

Study & Preliminary Engineering

This project involved preliminary engineering for the extension of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System, from Market Street in downtown San Francisco, along the Geary Street Corridor to the Pacific Ocean. In association with another consultant, F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. was involved in environmental and economic impact planning studies, routing and alignment geometries, section and roadbed design, as well as being separately responsible for engineering of tunnels and subsurface passenger stations.

 

HEAVY RAIL - VALUE ENGINEERING BARTD

Extension Value Engineering Study

BARTD Extension Value Engineering Study

Alameda County, CA

North Concord BART Station

Contra Costa County, CA Warms Springs Extension

Alameda County, California

BARTD Extension Value Engineering Study

F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. provided value engineers for the structural engineering. This heavy rail transit extension to BARTD is a five-mile extension from the existing Fremont station to a new Warm Springs Station through the new Irvington Station on Washington Street.

 

The tracks are on aerial structures for 7,000 ft. and the rest on-grade at about 10,000 ft. in deep cut. The deep cut was necessary to bring together Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Rail lines with BARTD for a joint underpass at-grade separation at Washington Street/Irvington Station. Three alternative track layouts at environmentally sensitive areas were studied. Two were a design proposal; open cut and aerial. The third was a value engineering proposal. The Irvington Station was at-grade over the platform that was below in the open cut area. The Warm Springs Station was an aerial structure. The total cost of the project is estimated at $310 million.

 

Pleasanton/Dublin Extension

Alameda County, California

BARTD Extension Value Engineering Study

F. E. Jordan Associates, Inc. was part of the value engineering team for the design of the Castro Valley Station, West Dublin Pleasanton Station and East Dublin Pleasanton Station of the Dublin/ Pleasanton Extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. The project also included the systemwide tracking facilities. The estimated cost of the extension is $400 million.

 

Pittsburg/Antioch Extension

Contra Costa County, California

BARTD Value Engineering Study

The completion of this project involved value engineering on the system-wide trackway facilities to include the Pittsburg/Antioch Extension. The North Concord Station was also included. The major objective of the study was to investigate alternatives for bridge and aerial structure construction throughout the alignment, particularly the so-called "standards". The project cost is $320 million