Morgner provides pre-construction photo documentation for the six-mile addition to the Metro Gold Line Eastside expansion, a six-mile light rail project in the City of Los Angeles. The project included coordinating with local business owners and interviews with the community regarding the construction project and evaluating how the project may affect their business and community. MORGNER is responsible for documenting and evaluating the area prior to construction and meeting with the community to address any critical issues to determine best solutions. Morgner meets and surveys high risk structures affected by the transportation project.
The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension is a $898 million six-mile light rail project, a current solution for the City of Los Angeles addressing traffic and transportation issues. It will offer shorter commuting trips, increased energy savings (estimated 1.5 million gallons of gasoline each year) and reduced levels of pollution (estimated 4 tons of carbon monoxide). Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension features include: Direct connection to existing Metro Gold Line to Pasadena without passengers having to transfer; Estimated ride between Union Station and Atlantic Station: 17 minutes; Eight Total new stations (2 underground); New public artworks at stations; Twin tunnels under Boyle Heights 1.8 miles long; Park & Ride provided at Atlantic Station; and Powered electrically with overhead catenaries wires.
The project includes intensive coordination with active street, bridge, and highway intersections and community crossings. As a result of MORGNER’s successful pre-construction photo documentation and contract claim analyses, Morgner has secured and been recognized at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and currently is active on the board for Transportation Business Advisory Council (TBAC)