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LA SKYRAIL EXPRESS WELCOMES KEOLIS TO SEPULVEDA TRANSIT CORRIDOR TEAM
LASRE has partnered with Keolis to deliver a high-capacity SkyRail system between Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley and Westside.
Los Angeles SkyRail Express (LASRE) announced its partnership with Keolis in North America. Globally, Keolis operates and maintains a broad range of best-in-class transportation networks across 13 countries including North America with 68,000 employees. Keolis offers innovative and sustainable shared mobility solutions for public modes including trains, buses and coaches, on-demand transport, automated metro and tramway systems, and more.
LASRE was the highest technically ranked team that was awarded a Predevelopment (PDA) by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor (STC) Project.
Under the PDA, LASRE is working collaboratively with Metro to provide the most modern high-capacity SkyRail solution to ease congestion on the I-405 (Sepulveda) corridor between Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley to the Westside in the shortest timeframe possible; providing a long-term sustainable solution which seamlessly integrates with the existing transit networks in this densely populated region.
SkyRail would be configured for a potential peak line capacity of up to 22,000 passengers per hour per direction (pphpd), with a 2-minute headway. Recognizing the importance of connectivity to UCLA, the SkyRail Alternatives are developed with inputs considered from all stakeholders to facilitate connectivity and serve this important destination. Given the design flexibilities of SkyRail, LASRE aims to deliver this project with the fastest construction time possible, compared to any other traditional rail technologies.
SkyRail is an advanced, driverless, straddle-type transit system, representing state-of-the-art technology that has evolved over nearly 60 years. SkyRail is geared to deliver a high-capacity, sustainable, urban rapid transit solution that can be quickly built. SkyRail is a technology family that has become the new system of choice in several of the world’s largest modern cities, including São Paulo, Bangkok, Cairo, Tokyo and Chongqing.