Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority Approves Three Contracts Worth $14 Million

Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority Approves Three Contracts Worth $14 Million

JUNE 10, 1999

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The public agency building the Alameda Corridor rail cargo expressway on Thursday approved $14 million in contracts.

The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) Governing Board awarded a $13.4 million contract for construction of the Dominguez Channel Bridge to Modern Continental.

Modern Continental, with offices in Tarzana, Calif., submitted the lowest responsive bid. The contract calls for construction of a railroad bridge over Dominguez Channel, north of Sepulveda Boulevard in the City of Carson. Construction is scheduled to begin in July and conclude in 18 months.

In addition, the Governing Board awarded contracts not to exceed $250,000 to both Phoenix Construction Services of Riverside, Calif., and Ground Zero Demolition Co. of Harbor City, Calif., for on-call maintenance services. The firms will be available for various maintenance services throughout the corridor, such as trash clean-up, vegetation control and graffiti abatement. Both firms qualify as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, also called DBEs.

Through an aggressive outreach effort, ACTA has exceeded its goal of awarding 22 percent of Alameda Corridor work to qualified DBEs — generally small businesses or minority-owned companies. The outreach program is intended to increase competition and ensure that firms representing the widest possible cross-section of our diverse region share in the economic benefits of the project.

ACTA, a joint-powers agency of the cities and ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, is building a 20-mile railroad freight expressline linking the ports to the transcontinental rail yards just east of downtown Los Angeles. The project will speed the flow of cargo and ease traffic congestion by eliminating conflicts at more than 200 at-grade railroad crossings. Construction of the $2.4 billion project began in May 1997 and is scheduled for completion in 2002.