In joint venture, Skanska books $307.3 million to build light rail in San Diego

Press release 9/30/2016 7:00 AM EST

Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, announced that Mid-Coast Transit Contractors – a joint venture of Stacy and Witbeck, Herzog and Skanska – has been awarded a $921.8 million construction manager/general contractor contract from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to construct the Mid-Coast Trolley.

Skanska USA Civil will include its $307.3 million portion of the contract in its Q3 2016 order bookings. Stacy and Witbeck is the joint venture lead. Parsons Brinkerhoff, Kimley Horn and HDR are the designers for the project.
The Mid-Coast Trolley will extend existing service from the Old Town Transit Center to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as the Mission Bay area, the VA Medical Center, the UC San Diego, and Westfield UTC Transit Center. The 11.5-mile project includes nine new stations.
The project will connect corridor residents with other Trolley lines serving Mission Valley, East County, and South County. An extension of the existing Metropolitan Transit System Trolley Blue Line, it will offer a one-seat (no transfer) ride from the international border and communities south of Downtown San Diego all the way to University City. 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 corridor residents, commuters, and visitors.
Construction of the project is under way, with revenue service anticipated to begin in 2021.