Long Beach Transit
Design-Build for Transit Facilities
Psomas provided construction management and inspection services for the Long Beach Transit Mall Improvements and Bus Shelter project, a design-build project. A single contractor was selected for the design and construction of new bus shelters and kiosks along the existing Transit Mall. Other construction components along the Transit Mall involved creation and enhancement of safe waiting areas; improving transit information displays; removing and replacing public sidewalks to meet ADA standards; and adding landscaping and public art to visually promote public transportation, including its connections with regional bus and light rail service.
The project required close coordination with Los Angeles Metro, the City of Long Beach, local businesses, and residents to keep them informed about construction activities on a daily basis including the traffic control plans. The transit corridor remained open for light rail service during the entire construction period.