From Sylvia Plummer
Here is an older article detailing "LA Metro Selects HDR for I-710 Corridor Project North Utility Study"
LA Metro Selects HDR for I-710 Corridor Project North Utility Study
February 17, 2012
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has
approved the selection of HDR to perform the I-710 Corridor Project
North Utility Study.
The Long Beach Freeway (I-710) is a vital transportation artery, linking
the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to major Southern California
distribution centers and intermodal rail facilities. An essential
component of the regional, statewide and national transportation system,
it serves both passenger and goods movement vehicles.
In response to the need to improve traffic and safety conditions caused
by population growth, increased cargo container volume at the ports of
Los Angeles and Long Beach, increasing traffic volumes and an aging
infrastructure, Metro and its project partners are preparing to make
improvements to the I-710 corridor between SR 60 and the ports.
HDR will provide comprehensive utility relocation strategy and advance
planning studies for the segment of the I-710 corridor that stretches
from north of the Los Angeles River to the SR 60 freeway. HDR’s work
includes complex geometric design for a six-mile segment of the planned
freight corridor, analysis of river hydraulics and relocation strategies
for high-voltage electrical transmission lines in the highly constrained
Los Angeles River corridor. The Notice to Proceed will be issued on
HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering,
consulting, construction and related services through our various
operating companies. More than 7,800 professionals are committed to
helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions. Learn
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This company, HDR, is the Titanium Sponsor of this years Mobility 21 2013 summit.
And Susan Bolan provides the connection to another Metro subcontractor, InfraConsult, who worked on the PPP analysis and proposals::
"Not surprising; I didn't even notice that. HDR Engineering last July bought out InfraConsult and now Michael Schneider is one of their top executives who since then has been marketing our little project to investors and visiting the White House to push through Federal legislation and money. These people are very powerful indeed.
What HDR is doing for the I-710 South is just dealing with the utility relocations, but it gets their feet into the project."