Expo Light Rail Transit Line Engineering and Construction Management Services

The Future of Infrastructure

AECOM played a major role in the planning, design and construction of the Expo Line —the 15.2-mile transit system that connects downtown Los Angeles with the city’s west side and Santa Monica — providing  preliminary engineering for the entire line, as well as planning, environmental, and construction management services for the second phase. 

The US$900 million, 8.6-mile Phase 1 completed in 2012, extends from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City, and includes 10 new stations. Under contract with LA Metro, AECOM provided planning, environmental impact statement support, community outreach, preliminary engineering, and design-build document development services.

Phase 2 is a 6.6-mile extension from Culver City to Santa Monica, and includes seven new stations. Major construction of this phase began in 2012 and was substantially complete in 2015, at a cost of US$1.5 billion. The Expo Line officially opened for service to an eagerly awaiting public in May of 2016. For Phase 2, AECOM completed the alternatives analysis, conceptual engineering and environmental clearance, and preliminary engineering. We also provided engineering and construction management services, helping the Expo Authority to manage its US$541.7 million Expo Phase 2 design-build contract.