Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

Los Angeles Metro Rail Projects

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) contracted with Fluor for project management oversight services on $1.9 billion worth of locally funded rail projects and for project management assistance on locally and federally funded projects worth multibillions.

The project management oversight responsibility included reviewing LACMTA documents, contracts, policies, procedures and practices and reviewing and monitoring engineering management and construction management activities. The project management assistance responsibilities encompassed a variety of tasks such as management reviews, cost management reviews, constructability and claims avoidance reviews, design quality reviews, total quality management training, safety audits and safety education, quality assurance/quality control audits, technical engineering assistance and other special studies.

Client's Challenge

LACMTA was responsible for the design and construction of one of the largest new-start transit rail programs in the United States. The region's plan covered a 150-mile rail transit system and a 150-mile commuter rail system.

Fluor's Solution

For the Pasadena Blue Line (now the Gold Line), Fluor participated in value engineering workshops and also reviewed scope modifications to the project that would result in major cost savings without compromising the basic functional needs of the transportation system.

For the Metro Red Line, Fluor provided recommendations that resulted in the repackaging of construction contracts, resequencing of tunnel boring operations, and revision of bid documents, which led to significant cost savings and avoidance of potential claims during construction.


Fluor’s contract with Los Angeles County began in 1991 and was extended through 2001.