San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to manage the construction of a new storage and maintenance facility that is part of the SBCTA Redlands Passenger Rail Project. LAN will provide scheduling evaluation, construction project advertising, bid analysis and award, construction inspection, materials testing and inspection, contractor interface and contract administration services.
The Redlands Passenger Rail will travel nine miles between the cities of San Bernardino, using Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) vehicles.
“DMU is a European technology, therefore these types of maintenance facilities are new to the United States,” remarked Timothy Schimdt, LAN’s California transit director. “They have specific requirements that are different than a standard rail maintenance facility.”
“We are looking forward to working with SBCTA to build a facility that will keep the vehicles running smoothly for several decades,” added Schimdt.
The 15,000-square-foot facility and storage tracks will accommodate six DMUs and feature an inspection pit, pedestal and maintenance tracks with portable jacking pads, lockers, restrooms, office space, and storage parts for the vehicles.
The design of the facility will be completed by June 2018, and construction is scheduled to begin January 2019.