Parsons is pleased to announce that the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) has selected two Parsons projects for top honors in the 27th Annual CTF Transportation Awards: the Foothill Gold Line extension for Transit/Rail Project of the Year and the I-15 Integrated Corridor Management System (ICMS) for Operational Efficiency Program of the Year. Acknowledging project teams—including major partners and contractors—the CTF Awards recognize excellence in transportation, considering all modes of transportation and both public and private organizations throughout California.
“Parsons is always pushing the bar higher for innovative solutions to today’s transportation challenges,” said Michael Johnson, Parsons Group President. “We are honored to have two of our California projects acknowledged among the California Transportation Foundation’s 13 project-specific award categories. And, we’re grateful to our California customers for their partnership, which allowed us to deliver these best-in-class infrastructure and technology solutions.”
In a design build joint venture with Kiewit, Parsons served as lead designer and provided engineering and construction support services for the Foothill Gold Line extension. The project added 11.5 mi of commuter rail service, 6 new stations, 24 bridges, 14 at grade rail crossings, and a 24-acre operations campus. It also included a new maintenance and operations facility that is the first building of its kind to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
As the I 15 ICMS integrator, Parsons installed its cutting edge Intelligent NETworks® product to help connect multimodal and multiagency transportation systems along a 20 mi section of I 15 that serves as the primary artery for California’s San Diego County. A key component of the ICMS is a decision support system (DSS) that recommends and activates response plans for different types of scheduled and unscheduled events that may occur along the freeway, managed lanes, or parallel arterials. It is the first DDS to integrate network traffic prediction and online micro simulation into a single advanced transportation management system.
Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, industrial, federal, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.