Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Train Control Modernization Program
• Construction Value: $9.6 billion
• Location: Oakland, CA
• Project Details: Train Control Modernization Program
• TSG Position: Subcontractor to Parsons
• TSG Role: Contract Administration, Project Controls, Stakeholder Management
TSG is providing Contract Administration, Project Controls and Stakeholder Management services for the BART Train Control Modernization Program (TCMP). The centerpiece of the program will be the implementation of a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system, which will enhance safety and increase capacity to sufficiently accommodate the next 25 years of growth. The existing railcar fleet will be retired and replaced with a new, 775-car “Fleet of the Future” with enhanced communications capabilities. The program also includes station and control center upgrades as well as the construction of a new maintenance facility.
Rehabilitation of BART’s A / B Cars
Commonly referred to as the A & B Rail Cars project, this BART effort was a $330 million undertaking to refurbish rolling stock. The project included FTA funds, and as such the Change Order manual required compliance with FTA C 4220.1D Third Party Contracting Requirements. TSG developed the Change Order manual, which was reviewed and ultimately approved by BART’s Accounting, Contracts, Auditing and Legal departments.
Parking Survey Project
We implemented the first and second phases of a 3-Phase Monitoring Program for BART, conducting parking surveys to monitor whether station openings would have detrimental effects on the adjacent residential and commercial communities. Specifically, the study determined if parking spillover would result once the planned rail stations and their respective parking lots were opened to the public. Activities included performance of field checks and reviews as well as providing on-site inspections. In order to maintain a database detailing the findings of each inspection, TSG kept a detailed record of the data, research, and reports from various sources for the agency’s final review.