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Status Report on the Columbia Pike Streetcar and Preview of Upcoming Decisions

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Status Report on the Columbia Pike Streetcar and Preview of Upcoming Decisions

Board Transportation Committee
Sept. 16, 2014

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Status Report on the Columbia Pike Streetcar and Preview of Upcoming Decisions

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Status Report on the Columbia Pike Streetcar and Preview of Upcoming Decisions Board Transportation Committee September 16, 2014 Department of Transportation Leonard Wolfenstein Vanessa Aguayo Todd Wigglesworth
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Streetcar Map Department of Transportation 2 BAILEYS CROSSROADS/ SKYLINE PENTAGON CITY
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Streetcar Basics • 5 mile length – Pentagon City to Skyline • Projected Corridor Ridership in 2035: 59,800 per day (bus and streetcar) compared to 24,700 per day in 2010 • Modern Streetcar Vehicle: Approximately 150 passengers • Operates every 6 minutes • Project Cost: $333 million Department of Transportation 3
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Streetcar Project Milestones •2006 - Completion of Columbia Pike Transit Alternatives Analysis •2012 - Completion of Environmental Assessment •2012 - Selection of Locally Preferred Alternative •2014 - Secured commitment for $65 million in funding from Commonwealth Department of Transportation 4
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Fairfax Board Actions • 2006 – Endorsement of modern streetcar as preferred transit alternative for Columbia Pike corridor • 2009 – Approval of Project Agreement with Arlington County to be joint sponsors for environmental planning • 2010 – Approval of Bailey’s Crossroads Comprehensive Plan Amendment • 2012 – Acceptance of Alternatives Analysis/Environmental Assessment and Approval of Locally Preferred Alternative • 2013 – Approval of Project Agreement with Arlington County for completion of project planning Department of Transportation 5
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Project Planning in Last Year • Environmental Tasks – Conceptual design Operations & Maintenance facility options – Conceptual design Skyline Station options – Review of Utilities Rules of Practice & Design Criteria – Updated Ridership Forecasts to reflect land use • Return on Investment (ROI) Study Completed – Streetcar generates $3.2 – $4.4 billion total in real estate values in Arlington and Fairfax Department of Transportation 6
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Program Management Consultant • Parsons Transportation Group (PTG) selected May 2014 • Provide specialized expertise throughout design and construction • Current work plan only for Year 1 • Initial Tasks include assessing options for cost reductions and project delivery options • To be paid only on cost of actual work Department of Transportation 7
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Program Management Consultant (Continued) Year 1 Work Plan •Develop Plans and Procedures • Safety/Security, Real Estate, Quality, Design Approach, Fleet Management •Schedule & Cost Management/Reporting •Oversight of Design Work •Determining Vehicle Requirements & Strategy •Project Delivery Method Evaluation •Initial Scope of Services totals $5.2 million Department of Transportation 8
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Engineering Design Consultant Procurement Schedule •February 2014 – RFP Issued •April – May 2014 – Consultant Selection •Selection Committee included Fairfax County staff •June – August – Contract Negotiation with top-ranked team •October 2014 – Contract Award Department of Transportation 9
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Engineering Design Consultant (Continued) esahpitl u M 10 Phase I Work PPrreelilmimininaarryy E Enngginineeeerriningg Phase II Work FFininaal lD Deessigignn Construction Construction Phase Services Phase Services Support for Alternative Project Delivery Support for Alternative Project Delivery OR 30% Design
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Engineering Design Consultant (Continued) • Preliminary Engineering includes: – Extensive field investigation: survey, traffic, soils, utilities, environmental conditions – 30% design plans: roadway, track alignment, power, signals, stations and facilities – Vehicle specifications – Plats for property acquisition (dependent on Project Delivery method – Update construction cost estimates Department of Transportation 11
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Funding • July 2014 – Commonwealth announced up to $65m for project using new funding for fixed-guideway projects • New funding is in addition to DRPT’s current transit capital matching ratios • State funding share to be up to 50% of project cost • Fairfax has included full funding for project into the Six Year Transportation Project Priorities approved by Board on Jan. 28,2014 Department of Transportation 12
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia Project Agreement • Approved by Board on July 30, 2013 • Designated Arlington as lead partner and project sponsor and designated Fairfax as participating partner • Covered next phase of environmental planning and conceptual design work • Allocated cost for Planning and Design Phases: – Arlington 80.4% - Fairfax 19.6% • Costs billed on reimbursable basis Department of Transportation 13
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Project Agreement First Amendment • Continues to designate Arlington as lead partner and contracting party • Continues cost allocation of 80.4% and 19.6% • Covers Program Management Services (Year 1) and Engineering Design Services (Phase 1) • Fairfax Cost: $4,288,177 – Program Management $1,023,707 Engineering $3,264,470 • Board Consideration on Oct. 7, 2014 Department of Transportation 14
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Anticipated Project Schedule •Oct. 2014–June 2016 Preliminary Engineering •Oct. 2015–June 2017 Final Design •April 2016–June 2018 Utility Relocation and ROW Acquisition •April 2018-March 2020 Construction •May 2020 – Project Completion Department of Transportation 15
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia • Questions Department of Transportation 16

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