First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Parsons wins contract for SR91 in Los Angeles
is now working on a project to improve the State Route 91 Freeway in California’s Orange County. Parsons has won an on-call consulting services agreement contract from the Orange County Transportation Authority
(OCTA). The Orange County segment of the 91 Express Lanes consists of a four-lane toll facility located on the median of the State Route 91 freeway. The SR 91 route runs between the south side of Los Angeles, straight out of Compton, and the east of the city, to Riverside, where it becomes I-215.
Under the agreement, Parsons will provide technical and operational services, including functional requirements and specifications development for toll and intelligent transportation systems; toll system technology implementation; policy assessments; and tolling-related planning, design, and construction activities.
“Our tolling technology offers customized solutions to enhance existing service along this heavily travelled corridor,” said Mike Johnson, Parsons Group president. “We are proud to support OCTA as it strives to provide superior services to the 39,000 daily commuters using the 91 Express Lanes.”
Parsons has a long history of providing consulting services to OCTA and currently serves as program manager and general engineering consultant for the I-405 Improvement Program. Since OCTA took ownership of the 91 Express Lanes in 2003, the agency has invested nearly US$30 million in toll revenues to improve transportation in the area.