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New York City’s 7 Line Extension opens to the public

New York City’s 7 Line Extension opens to the public

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined our team Sunday in opening the 1.5-mile 7 Line subway extension and new 34th Street-Hudson Yards station in Manhattan’s fast-growing far west side. Over this project’s nearly eight years of construction, Skanska-led joint ventures did both the tunneling and the systems and finishes work.

Making transit history in L.A.

Making transit history in L.A.

Test trains are now running the full seven miles of our Expo Line Phase 2 light-rail project in Los Angeles, meaning that for the first time since 1963, passenger trains are now pulling into downtown Santa Monica.

Erecting the West Coast’s Oculus

Erecting the West Coast’s Oculus

ENR magazine explores the complicated structure for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center, a project for which we are erecting about 24,000 tons of structural steel through a Skanska Strong approach. Some of the steel tubes and nodes take more than four days to weld.

In L.A., stakeholder collaboration is bringing this light-rail project to a successful completion

In L.A., stakeholder collaboration is bringing this light-rail project to a successful completion

Our Expo Line Phase 2 light-rail extension involves building a 7-mile line through the cities of Los Angeles, Culver City and Santa Monica, work that involves a tangle of utilities and roadways, and other stakeholders of every sort. The client and our joint venture chose to take a proactive approach to engaging all stakeholders to achieve project success, as featured in a recent story in Mass Transit magazine.

Our latest Bay Area Rapid Transit project begins to take shape

Our latest Bay Area Rapid Transit project begins to take shape

Our work on the $800 million VTA BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension recently reached an important milestone, as the first two miles of track have started to be installed near Fremont, Calif. Additionally, safety innovations have helped the team reach more than 1.5 million work-hours with no lost-time injuries. This 10-mile double-track transit extension is our first major design-build infrastructure project in Northern California.

$818 million Los Angeles subway contract award – our third L.A. transit project underway

$818 million Los Angeles subway contract award – our third L.A. transit project underway

Skanska’s joint venture with Traylor Brothers and J.F. Shea Construction has been awarded a $1.6 billion design-build contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to extend the Los Angeles Metro Purple Line. USA Civil’s 50 percent share amounts to $818.2 million. In July we announced our team’s selection for this project.

At L.A. groundbreaking, shoveling dirt before the tunnel-boring machine arrives

At L.A. groundbreaking, shoveling dirt before the tunnel-boring machine arrives

Los Angeles civic and political officials – and even Star Trek’s George Takei – joined our joint venture team on September 30 to officially break ground on the Regional Connector, a 1.9-mile underground light-rail link. Among the most complicated aspects of our team’s $918 million design-build assignment are tunneling below L.A.’s financial district and ensuring seamless tie-ins with three existing rail lines.

$1.2 billion-plus in second-quarter contract awards

$1.2 billion-plus in second-quarter contract awards

Skanska USA booked more than $1.2 billion in second-quarter contract awards, with the latest – besides Los Angeles’ Regional Connector – being a $54 million contract to build a new transit maintenance and operations facility in Massachusetts and the other a $47 million contract to renovate and expand a Florida hospital campus.

Our first West Coast underground transit project

Our first West Coast underground transit project

A Skanska-led joint venture has been awarded a $918 million design-build contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to construct the Regional Connector, a 1.9-mile underground transitway in downtown Los Angeles. As we’ve previously announced, this project – for which our share is $574 million – is our first underground transit project on the West Coast.

USA Civil joint venture recommended for $927 million Los Angeles award

USA Civil joint venture recommended for $927 million Los Angeles award

Staff with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority have recommended to their board of directors that a joint venture of Skanska and Traylor Bros. be awarded a $927 million contract to build a major subway link in L.A’s Metro system: the Downtown Regional Connector. While this contract has not yet been finalized, learn more about this project – which would be our first underground transit job on the West Coast – in the article linked here.