BUSINESS NEWS THREE T.Y. LIN INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS NAMED 2020 PROJECT OF THE YEAR BY CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION FOUNDATION T.Y. Lin International , a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announced that three TYLI projects have won Project of the Year in the California Transportation Foundation 32nd Transportation Awards competition. The CTF Transportation Awards recognize excellence in California transportation in 2020, all modes, public and private sector, and from all regions of the state. About LAWA’s Utility and Landside Access Modernization Program Enabling Project (2020 Aviation Project of the Year): LAWA’s Utility and Landside Access Modernization Program Enabling Project was critical to facilitating the ongoing $5.5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program at LAX in Los Angeles, California. The goal of the combined projects is to improve travelers’ experience by reducing congestion points and increasing convenient access to one of the world’s busiest airports. TYLI served as the Prime Design Engineer for the $300 million design-build contract, successfully delivering 38 different projects over three years. LULEP was fully completed in May 2020. Key LULEP projects included new roadways and parking facilities, new and relocated underground utilities to serve LAX and the new LAMP facilities, the relocation of the Avis Car Rental Facility (the busiest Avis facility in the world), and the relocation of the Metro City Bus Plaza, among other projects. These projects were required to prepare for the construction of the new Automated People Mover system, Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility, and Intermodal Transportation Facilities.
Multiple alternatives and phasing scenarios were developed for most projects to minimize adverse impacts to the traveling public in a very congested environment around LAX. Key to project success was the close collaboration between TYLI, its subconsultants, the D-B contractor, Myers & Sons-Griffith, A Joint Venture, LAWA, the City and County of Los Angeles, LA Metro, and the contractors for the new APM, ConRAC facility, and ITF. About the South Bay Bus Rapid Transit Project (2020 Bus Rapid Transit Project of the Year): TYLI was contracted by the San Diego Association of Governments to complete the final design of Segment 2 of the South Bay Bus Rapid Transit in Chula Vista, California. The project increased convenience and safety for BRT users while bringing aesthetic enhancements to local communities. Emulating rail service, the 22-mile-long South Bay BRT runs buses in designated lanes and on dedicated guideways to provide reliable, on-time service. The system stretches from the southern part of San Diego County, near the Otay Mesa crossing of the U.S.-Mexico border, to downtown San Diego. The $20 million Segment 2 project included approximately 1.5 miles of dedicated guideway, the Santa Venetia BRT station, the Otay Ranch Town Center Station, and a new two-frame bridge over SR 125. TYLI’s designs for the stations and bridge used context-sensitive methods, holding user convenience, aesthetics, and community acceptance as high priorities. The entire South Bay BRT system opened for public use in December 2020.
About the 24th Street Widening Project (2020 Local Street Project of the Year): TYLI served as the Prime Consultant for final design services for the widening of two miles of SR 58 and SR 178, also known as 24th Street, through a residential and retail/commercial area of fast-growing Bakersfield, California. Designed to improve traffic flow and drainage, the $30 million project added one lane in each direction, with a shifted roadway alignment in the western half of the project. Widening improvements were also made at the SR 99/ SR 58 Interchange, including the construction of a tieback wall and ramp widenings. The project also incorporated significant landscape and aesthetic improvements in the residential areas. These include new city signage for drivers entering the downtown area and new sound walls to reduce noise pollution. The project was completed in December 2020. TYLI joined its project partners in accepting the awards at the virtual CTF Transportation Awards ceremony on May 27, 2021. Founded in 1954, T.Y. Lin International is a globally recognized, full-service infrastructure consulting firm committed to providing innovative, cost-effective, constructible designs for the global infrastructure market. With 3,200 employees working in 65 offices throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe, the firm provides support on projects of varying size and complexity. T.Y. Lin International is a member of Dar Group, a global, privately- owned professional services group, and its industry-leading family of Global Infrastructure companies.
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top priorities and we’re lucky to have long-term employees who have made the job easier. We’ve really had to ensure we have the correct people with the right skills for the job – people who can handle dealing with the unique topography of the region. We’ve seen a lot over the years and have the knowledge behind us to move forward. TZL: In one word or phrase, what do you describe as your number one job responsibility? BD: Being agile. It all depends on what the business needs at any given time. No matter what it is, it needs to focus on successfully driving the business forward. TZL: A firm’s longevity is valuable. What are you doing to encourage your staff to stick around? BD: We’re working on a tier system for field employees. For example, there will be six levels on a track from tech to foreman and then supervisor and a few points in between. We’re hopeful that this tier system will allow employees
UMA building a 120,000-square-foot soil nail wall for I-26 in Asheville, North Carolina – the largest project the NC DOT has ever done.
the opportunity to grow at the rate they want to – say over the course of one to three years. Some will go faster than others and that’s fine.
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