CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2002
Transportation leaders advanced the CenterLine project Monday by awarding a $38-million contract for preliminary engineering work on the proposed light-rail system from Irvine to Santa Ana. The board of the Orange County Transportation Authority hired Parsons Brinckerhoff, a Southern California engineering firm, for the work on the 15-mile rail line. Parsons was among three finalists. "This is a milestone in the process," said Tim Keenan, vice chairman of the OCTA board.
January 15, 1989
Golden Beaver awards will be given to four construction executives for leadership in the heavy construction industry on Thursday at the Century Plaza Hotel. Awardees will be: John E. Chiaverini, senior vice president of the Perini Corp., San Francisco; Thomas R. Kuesel, chairman of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, New York City; Frank R. McCabe, senior account manager of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill. and John F. Shea, president of the J.F. Shea Co., Walnut, Calif.
January 26, 2005 |
An investigation of tunnel leaks in the Big Dig highway project was repeatedly hindered by officials of the top contractor and the state agency that manages it, the retired judge who led the probe said. State officials had too close a relationship with the private contractor, Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff, said retired probate Judge Edward M. Ginsburg. "They were all married to each other," he told the Boston Globe.
November 30, 1993 |
The chairman of a panel of experts named to independently investigate the safety and durability of subway tunnels in Los Angeles has worked for two years as a consultant to a major engineering firm that designed the tunnels. The relationship of the panel's chairman and the design engineering firm was not disclosed publicly two months ago, when transit officials appointed the three-member tunnel panel to conduct an independent investigation.