The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project – East Segment in Portland, OR is a project for the construction of approximately seven miles of double track light rail through neighborhoods, downtown areas, businesses, and adjacent to three active freight railroads. The project crosses through the jurisdiction of five municipalities and includes trackwork, nearly eight miles of water and sewer utilities, eight-station platforms, a park-and-ride facility, retaining walls, nine major bridge structures, multiple at-grade street crossings, street lighting, street reconstruction, and train signaling and systems infrastructure.
A Trolley Trail includes the construction of paths, art installations, and specialized landscaping. There are five different artists’ pieces installed along the Trolley Trail that was constructed from trees removed on the project.
What makes it interesting?
It was a very interesting rail industry project because of the wide variety of construction activities, especially in such a highly visible location. The project was constructed under a very aggressive and accelerated schedule.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
They used HeavyBid to estimate this project and HeavyJob to streamline reporting of timecards, production, and progress. The foreman used iPads to input hours for time cards, which saved considerable time and labor. They entered production quantities as well, which were then uploaded into an integrated job cost system.