Valley Metro, South Central Light Rail Extension, Building System Designs
Valley Metro’s South Central Light Rail Extension will enhance mobility throughout downtown Phoenix, connecting riders to South Phoenix, university campuses, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The 5.5-mile extension includes an expansion of the light rail system’s operations and maintenance center.
Supporting PGH Wong Engineering, Burns provided a variety of systems design services:
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to protect traction power and railroad signaling equipment.
- Battery ventilation systems.
- Fire alarm and fire protection systems.
Construction of the South Central Light Rail Extension is scheduled to complete by 2024. Burns is providing construction services including permitting, special inspections, and general oversight.
Previous facility improvement projects for rail and transit system clients include a redesign of the Port Authority Transit Corporation Lindenwold Shop and Office as well as multiple facility design and construction services for Amtrak.
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