USA: Los Angeles Metro Transportation Authority has appointed Anser Advisory to support development of the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project.

Sepulveda Transit Corridor map

This aims to provide a metro or monorail through the natural barrier of the Santa Monica mountains which lie between the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles’ west side neighbourhoods as alternative to the congested I-405 road.

Proposals for a metro line are being developed by the LA SkyRail Express consortium (John Laing, BYD, Skanska, ACI, HDR, Gensler and Innova), while monorail proposals are being taken forward by Sepulveda Transit Corridor Partners (Bechtel, Meridiam Sepulveda, American Triple I, Mott Macdonald, TY Lin and Systra).

Under its programme management and pre-development agreement oversight contract, Anser will help to align the two proposals with the LAMTA’s goals. If one of the proposals is selected as a locally preferred alternative, Anser could then assist the authority in negotiating project implementation via a potential public-private partnership.

‘We recognise the significance and urgency within this opportunity to reimagine one of the nation’s busiest travel corridors’, said Adam Shaw, Anser’s Chief Delivery Officer & Principal P3 Advisor, on January 25.

‘We applaud LAMTA’s willingness to use an innovative delivery approach that will result in a thoroughly-considered approach in an unprecedented time for infrastructure development across Los Angeles.’