Location Ontario, CA
Client Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Services Construction Management, Program Management
Project Value $80 million
Hill International is providing project management support services to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) to support its regional passenger rail system, Metrolink, with the implementation of the Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion (SCORE) capital program. The $10 billion SCORE Program will upgrade Metrolink’s system in time for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Hill provides staff augmentation support for SCRRA’s system-wide track, structure, and signal rehabilitation program throughout the Authority’s system.
The program helps maintain a State of Good Repair (SOGR) across the entire system, which enables Metrolink to continue to provide safe and on-time service for their passengers. Metrolink operates 7 commuter rail lines and more than 60 stations across 538 route miles of track in Southern California. The system operates in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties, and connects to Oceanside in San Diego County.
Work under SCRRA’s SOGR program that Hill supports includes replacing approximately 27,000 ties; replacing approximately 43,000 LF of rail; upgrading 1,146 LF of wood tie track to concrete ties; rehabilitating 16 turnouts; design, permitting, and rehabilitation of multiple culverts; rail top bridge replacements; grading; nearly two dozen crossing upgrades; and more than 8 signal systems rehabilitation projects to improve systems at more than 25 locations. The projects are vital to the safe and efficient movement of trains and assist the Authority in delivering projects that are included in Metrolink’s SOGR Backlog.
Hill’s services include rehabilitation program management, contract administration and management, construction and project management, field engineering and product development, signal project management, inventory management, asset condition assessments, Scope of Work development, Independent Cost Estimate development, staff augmentation support, office engineering services, and public outreach support.