L.A. Metro selects Burns & McDonnell to provide environmental compliance services

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has selected Burns & McDonnell to provide environmental compliance and sustainability support services.

The company will provide environmental services for Metro’s ongoing transportation operations and will support capital projects to minimize environmental impacts from the design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities and operations.

The projects will be funded under the voter approved passage of Metro’s Measure M and Measure R ­— local sales tax allocated to fund projects to alleviate traffic congestion, decrease air pollutants and create jobs — as well as other funded construction projects.

The firm will provide support in developing sustainable infrastructure solutions, including: Project management and project controls; Hazardous waste, stormwater, air quality and GIS consulting; Civil, environmental and transportation engineering; and Environmental construction, design, planning and analysis support.

Metro serves as the transportation planner, coordinator, operator, designer and builder for Los Angeles and its surrounding communities. More than 9.6 million people live and work in Metro’s 1,433-square-mile service area.

“We’re honored to assist Metro in implementing environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions as it connects thousands of passengers daily to destinations throughout the region,” stated Renita Mollman, vice-president and general manager of Burns & McDonnell offices in California. “Whether it’s for a new rail route or bus station, we are excited to support Metro’s efforts to transport passengers safely while being good stewards of the environment.”

Last year, Burns & McDonnell was selected to develop a road map for an all-electric vehicle fleet infrastructure system and in-depot charging station for Foothill Transit, allowing the transit agency to convert to a 100% all-electric bus fleet by 2030.

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