Imperial Valley Transit Centers Win Multiple Awards

Two new bus transit stations in the Imperial Valley, the Brawley Transit Transfer Station and the El Centro Regional Transit Terminal, have been presented awards by area associations.

The Brawley Transit Transfer Station was awarded the American Public Works Association (APWA) Transportation Project of the Year, the American Society of Civil Engineers Award of Merit in Urban Design and Beautification, the Southern California Association of Governments Award (SCAG) for Achievement in Integrated Planning and was a finalist in the California Transit Foundation Awards. The Brawley station opened in December 2013, coinciding with the opening of Imperial Valley Transit’s Gold Line, servicing riders throughout Brawley. As lead consultant, Psomas led a multi-disciplinary team and provided overall project management and site master planning and conceptual studies, civil engineering design and land surveying services, and construction period support for the Brawley Station.

The El Centro Regional Transit Terminal won the APWA Transportation Project of the Year, and the SCAG Award for Achievement in Integrated Planning. The El Centro station opened in January 2014 and connects Imperial Valley Transit and express routes throughout Imperial Valley as well as express service from Yuma, AZ. Psomas was the lead consultant and civil engineer for project management, planning, preliminary and final design, surveying and construction support services for this transfer terminal.

Both stations were a collaborative effort between the Imperial County Transportation Commission, the City of Brawley and the City of El Centro to improve public transit options for the community. The stations are centrally located and were designed to provide safe transfers for riders, in a secure and inviting place.

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