SANDAG LRT Systems

This Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project (MCCTP) is part of the San Diego Association of Government’s (SANDAG) CM/GC 1 Projects and is a light rail transit (LRT) system owned and operated by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS).

The MCCTP will extend Blue Line Trolley service from the Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to the University City community. Nine new stations are proposed as part of the project. MCCTP will provide connectivity with other trolley lines serving Mission Valley, East County, South County, and the international border. This new service will enhance direct public access to other regional activity centers and improve travel options to employment, education, medical, and retail centers for LemonGroveTrolley_VOSD_2corridor residents, commuters, and visitors.

In June 2015, MRS was selected as the systems subcontractor for the light rail portion of the MCCTP project in San Diego. Mid-Coast Transit Constructors (MCTC), an SWI-led joint venture, is the CM/GC for SANDAG’s CM/GC 1 Projects. MRS scope includes furnishing, installing, testing and commissioning the signal, communications, overhead catenary and traction power systems. Preliminary construction activities are underway and include relocating utilities to make way for construction of the tracks and guideway on the aerial portion of the route. MRS and its team supported MCTC with various preconstruction activities including technical assessments, review of schedules, and development of construction GMP estimates.

In May 2016, the SANDAG Board of Directors approved the negotiated price for the construction phase of the MCCTP.  SANDAG expects to execute a Full Funding Grant Agreement with the Federal Transit Administration in August 2016, with the construction phase Notice to Proceed to be issued to the prime contractor immediately afterwards.  Award of the systems construction contract will coincide with the award of the overall light rail project scope to MCTC. Major construction is expected to start in the second half of 2016.