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									                                                                                                 Facing
                                                                                                 Project Funding
                                                                                                 and Other
                                                                                                 Challenges
                                                                                                 Concrete steps for increasing
                                                                                                 the odds of project success.
                                                                                                 By Christie DeLuca


                                                                                                 Commissioned by the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority
                                                                                                 using the construction management/general contracting procurement
                                                                                                 method, the new Exposition light rail transit line will run from downtown
                           Photo courtesy of the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority.   Los Angeles to Culver City, Calif.




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22   December 2008/January 2009 • MassTransit • www.masstransitmag.com
A   According to the American Public
Transportation Association (APTA), Amer-
icans took 10.3 billion trips on public
transportation — the highest ridership
level in 50 years, and public transpor-
                                              challenge. Our goal is to leave a project
                                              with everyone thinking that this was an
                                              excellent example of partnering.”
                                                 When contractors and owners part-
                                              ner, they should begin by identifying each
                                                                                               Flatiron has worked with an extensive
                                                                                           list of transit agencies, including those
                                                                                           in Denver, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Los
                                                                                           Angeles and the Bay Area.
                                                                                               Norm Avery, Flatiron’s Utah district man-
tation ridership is up 32 percent since       party’s specific goals and agree to help     ager, says the lessons learned are tremen-
1995. But transit authorities continue        each other achieve these goals. This is      dous, but probably the most important is
to face increasing challenges like accel-     no easy task, but it truly increases the     that positive relationships are the bigg
								
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