Siemens Transit Team
654 Munoz Rivera
Suite 1, 17th Floor
Rio Piedras, PR 00918
Mr. Tony Daniels
DiGeronimo Architects was sub-consultant to Parsons-Brinkerhoff, as part of the Siemens Transit Team, responsible for Construction Management of Puerto Rico’s first light rail line.
Tren Urbano, is a $1.2 billion project traversing 17.2 Km of the heavily congested San Juan Metropolitan Region. Phase I, costing $593 million, links Bayamon with Santurce via Guaynabo, Rio Piedras and Hato Rey. It includes fourteen stations and a vehicle maintenance and storage facility.
Carrillo – DiGeronimo supplied schedulers and inspectors for the largest, $275-million contract, comprised of Torrimar and Las Lomas stations, and the Central Maintenance Depot and Operations Center. Carrillo – DiGeronimo’s responsibilities included the baseline schedule, cost control support, and preparation of coordination scheduling with other contractors.
Tren Urbano has received generous praise from federal officials and operators of other rail systems in the U.S. and Canada for it’s reduction of automobile traffic congestion in the San Juan Metropolitan Region (SJMR).
Traffic in 2002 was estimated at about 3.2 million vehicular trips per day, giving San Juan one of the world’s highest traffic densities. There are nearly 100 vehicles for every kilometer of paved road in the SJMR. Vehicular trips into the area are expected to increase by 45% by the year 2010.
Carrillo – DiGeronimo’s expertise in large scale transit projects and in Construction Management, ensured that Tren Urbano will stayed on schedule and on budget.