Trends and Lessons Learned in Rail Transit; Design-Build Mega Projects

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022

Rail transit has several unique challenges including close interaction with stakeholders, community impacts, integration of complex systems and extensive regulatory oversight. Design-build has been used for large rail transit projects for approximately 25 years. This presentation will provide an overview of the author's 20-year experience in the management of these projects. Trends, both positive and negative, are identified along with strategies to address those trends and lessons learned. 

1) Identify some of the major trends in the management of design-build, mega-rail transit projects. 

2) Describe practical, real world lessons learned on these projects.

3) Provide strategies and recommendations in the management of these projects. 

4) Engage with the audience on how the recommended strategies can apply to their projects.

Richard Clarke

Chief Program Management Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Serving as Chief Program Management Officer leading LA Metro's $18 billion capital program.  Projects incorporate transit, highway and regional rail including major tunneling projects. 

Previously, served as Assistant General Manager, Capital Programs for the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD), in charge of RTD's $5.7 billion FasTracks program including the first transit public private partnership in the country.  Also was RTD's Project Manager for the multi-modal (light rail and highway) Transportation Expansion (T-REX) project.


10/28/2020 at 2:30 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/28/2020 at 2:30 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available
Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and certificate available