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Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail Transit Project - Line Section 3

Phoenix grows by investing in roads, rail, and infrastructure

  • 8mi


  • 45K


  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Phoenix, Arizona

Helping Phoenix complete its starter system and providing service to thousands of travelers

With population increasing by nearly 47 percent each decade, investing in and enhancing the transportation infrastructure in the Phoenix area has become a necessity. Creating the initial Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail, a 20 mile starter system, was a giant first step taken by the city and Valley Metro Rail to meet the commuting needs of the people. The Phoenix Light Rail Transit (LRT) links major business and commerce areas including Arizona State University, the largest university in the country.

We provided the civil design for Line Section 3, widely considered to be the most complex of the five sections that were part of the 20 mile starter system. Running through the core of downtown Phoenix, this eight mile section of double track was faced with numerous unique design challenges. Working with stakeholders was crucial to making the project a success. In order to maintain access to residences and businesses, we positioned the single track guideway asymmetrically, creating a local access road on one side and general purpose roadway on the other. Since its opening in December 2008, the Phoenix LRT system has exceeded ridership expectations, experiencing continued growth with over 45,000 riders per day.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Chris Bosse, Senior Associate, Transportation

My greatest satisfaction comes when I work closely with our clients to tackle tough issues and gain their trust so that they ask us back.
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Chris Eggers, Project Engineer

New connections between communities can change the perception of how we could and should provide transit in sprawling cities like Phoenix.

Bill Ferris, Jr., Senior Principal, Transportation

Our transportation specialists tailor solutions to improve our communities’ ability to commute to work, to play, and to life’s endeavors.
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Scot Schlund, Senior Principal, Water

Whether preventing floods, bringing water to farms, or providing clean drinking water, I take pride in our positive impact on the community.
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Zach Whitten, Project Engineer

I’m driven to make positive changes that impact our communities.

Tom Wolf, Senior Associate, Transportation

Our urban areas are being redefined by the needs of our children. I’m committed to creating transit systems that support those needs and create a better place to live.
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  • Chris Bosse

    Senior Associate, Transportation

  • Chris Eggers

    Project Engineer

  • Bill Ferris, Jr.

    Senior Principal, Transportation

  • Scot Schlund

    Senior Principal, Water

  • Zach Whitten

    Project Engineer

  • Tom Wolf

    Senior Associate, Transportation

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