Walsh Construction is a 114-year-old family owned international general contractor, construction manager, and design builder with annual revenues in excess of $3.5B. As one of the largest mass-transit and bridge contractors in the U.S., Walsh has extensive experience in railways, bridges, and heavy civil work. Walsh is ranked by Engineering News-Record as the 7th largest Mass Transit and Rail Contractor in the country, as well as the 2nd largest Domestic Heavy Contractor. Walsh recently completed the 25-mile, $1B Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Green Line program—one of the largest LRT programs ever constructed in the U.S.
J.F. Shea Company (Shea), formed in 1880, is one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in the country and is now enjoying its second century of operation under the ownership, management, and control by the fourth generation of the Shea family. Shea has a long history of completing difficult subway and transit projects around the country, having performed extensive tunnel and underground station work for many agencies, including Metro, BART, WMATA, and NYCTA.
HNTB Corporation is a leader in multimodal and intercity transit systems, having planned and designed rail-based transportation systems and facilities for public and private operators across the country. HNTB brings experience on current and previously completed rail and transit projects totaling more than $9B in construction costs. HNTB maintains a staff of more than 3,600, which includes the largest groups of railroad and transit engineering professionals in the nation.
L. K. Comstock National Transit, Inc. (Comstock) is a specialty electrical contractor doing business since 1904. Design-build capabilities are a great benefit to Comstock’s customers, offering cost savings and schedule enhancements during pre-construction phases of projects. To date, Comstock has successfully completed more than 100 rapid transit system installations for more than 30 different transit agencies, valued in excess of $3B.
ARUP is a global firm of designers, engineers, planners, and business consultants providing a diverse range of professional services to clients around the world. As the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative rail projects, underground station structures, and complex geotechnical and tunneling works, we bring together an unrivalled range of technical, design, creative, and management skills.
Founded in 1921, the Los Angeles Urban League is the city’s premier community organization in advancing equal opportunities on behalf of African Americans and other minorities through innovative job training, job placement, youth achievement and business development programs. Through its collective programs and services – Neighborhoods@Work®, Early Childhood Development & State Preschool, and Workforce Development – and its advocacy activities, the Los Angeles Urban League serves over 100,000 constituents annually. With five offices located in the Crenshaw District, South Los Angeles, and Pomona, the League is overseen by a dedicated Board of Directors and accomplished Executive Team. As a consummate convener and collaborator, the League walks and works in neighborhoods and schools on the ground level and also has the depth and reputation to forge critical collaborations and partnerships with influentials in all sectors – community, public, private, corporate, and political – to benefit successful transformation of neighborhoods. The Los Angeles Urban League is one of the largest and most successful affiliates of the National Urban League, which has affiliates in 90 cities throughout the United States.