From Concept to Final Construction, TSE delivers key engineering consulting services for major public transit systems nationwide, a representative sampling of which are described below
BART: Hayward Maintenance Complex Phase I & II | Hayward, CA
The Hayward Maintenance Complex Projects will increase Bay Area Rapid Transit's maintenance capacity as part of its Fleet of the Future program. The first phase involved acquisition and improvement to four properties on the west side of the existing Hayward Yard for a repair shop, a new component shop, vehicle overhaul shop, central parts warehouse, and a maintenance and engineering shop. TSE engineers were responsible for engineering design services for Traction Power, Yard Train Control and Systems Integration, and design submittals for CCTV, SCADA, Telephone, Access Control, Trunk Radio and PA System.
For HMC Phase II, work consists of developing design drawings for the existing BART Hayward Rail Storage Yard and undeveloped land located north of the BART rail storage rack and east of the BART mainline tracks for construction of the East Storage Yard.
LACMTA: Communication Engineering Services | LA, CA
TSE Systems Engineers, through its ACI division, have been providing the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) communication engineering services. Our team has been delivering on-site professional services in support of the agency’s Maintenance of Way (MOW) Engineering Department under Rail Operations Support, primarily under numerous task orders. TSE is currently contributing to the CCTV upgrade design for E (Expo) Line, L (Gold) Line and G (Orange) Line, and preparing a report for Intrusion Detection System for B Line (Red Line) station. The CCTV upgrade project to be implemented and functional by June 2023.
Our Systems Engineers are responsible for providing Construction Management and Design Oversight on behalf of BART over the construction activities being conducted by Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), which will be integrated into and operated and maintained by BART. Extension includes ten miles of track and two stations, new vehicles, double-track grade-separated guideway, traction power & high voltage substations, train control & communications, electrical systems, passenger drop-offs, parking structures, bus centers, pedestrian bridge, and utility relocation, among other elements.
BART: Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension (SVBX) Project | Fremont, CA
Sound Transit: University Light Rail Extension | Seattle, WA
The U830 project (part of the University Link project) consisted of approximately three miles of double-track Light Rail Transit (LRT) line beginning at the east end of the Pine Street Tunnel in Downtown Seattle and included two new stations – Capitol Hill and the University of Washington. TSE aided LK Comstock National Transit, Inc. in the development and preparation of comprehensive Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals, Testing Plans and Procedures and Training Manuals for the following Communication Systems: Field Control Systems, PA/VMS, Network, Telephone, Access Control and CCTV system.
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA): Red-Purple Bypass & Modernization Project | Chicago, IL
The overall project is located within the City of Chicago, approximately four miles north of the Loop (downtown Chicago). The first segment extends approximately 0.3 miles from north of the Belmont Station (Clark Junction) to south of the Addison station, and from just east of Southport Station to Clark Junction; the second segment extends from south of the Lawrence station at Leland Avenue to north of the Bryn Mawr station at Hollywood Avenue. TSE, working together with TY Lin International Inc., was responsible for the design of the Communications System and other services which include the CCTV System and other critical components for this modernization project.
BART: Warm Springs Extension | Fremont, CA
The BART Warm Springs Extension added 5.2-miles of new track from the existing Fremont Station, southward to a new station in the Warm Springs District in the City of Fremont. Transit Systems Engineering was a major subconsultant on the General Engineering Consultant Team providing overall design and design management of the extension (including preparation of bid documents) and system design. TSE provided support, including: developing the train control and communications interface systems, providing ATC system block design and design services for BART communications systems. TSE also provided design and other support services during the construction phase of the project.
SFMTA: Integrated Systems Replacement (ISR) & Human Machine Interface Projects | San Francisco, CA
Along with the implementation of a new Transportation Management Center (TMC), many of the existing communication systems in the current Control Center and existing Metro subway are being upgraded or replaced. The SFMTA Metro Subway includes nine underground passenger stations. TSE is responsible for design deliverables for the replacement systems which include: communications systems, construction management/support services. TSE also collaborated with SFMTA to design and implement a new Integrated Human Machine Interface (IHMI) system for its new Transportation Management Center (TMC). The new TMC is a state-of-the-art facility that replaces the SFMTA’s outdated Operations Control Center (OCC) as its primary control center and will combine all of SFMTA’s control functions, which are currently dispersed across the city.
BART: Transbay Tube Retrofit Project | San Francisco, CA
TSE assisted in the retrofitting of the Transbay Tube (TBT) as part of BART’s Earthquake Safety Program. The Program includes construction of modifications to the existing system to reduce the risk to, and improve the safety of, patrons and personnel during and after an earthquake event. The primary work involves the installation of internal lining of BART Transbay Tube M1 and M2 bores and the Galleries in several portions of the Transbay Tube.
LACMTA: Gold Line - Foothill Extension | Los Angeles, CA
This 11.5-mile project consists of various elements was designed by TSE Engineers and includes track circuits, cab signaling (with wayside signaling at eight interlockings) and interfaces to the M&O Yard and Rail Operations Control Center (ROC). Project included a new pocket track and an interlocking adjacent to the Sierra Madre Villa starting point for turn-backs. TSE’s scope also featured communications, signaling, and yard control systems for a new Maintenance and Operations facility building with a signalized yard located midway along the line.
DART: Safety & Security Certification Support | Dallas, Texas
Services were performed under a five-year Professional Services Pool Contract by DART for Safety & Security Certification Support. The initial task order under this contract was to provide DART with a Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) in compliance with FTA requirements. TSE's ACI engineering division led the team for the successful completion of the task including the Preliminary SMS Gap Analysis of DART’s current Safety Program and the preparation of the PTASP for DART review and implementation Responsibilities included for reviewing existing safety, operations, maintenance, management and administrative rules, policies, plans, and procedures for DART.