Bay Area Rapid Transit


Various Locations, CA


Rail Transportation: Systems & Control Centers, System-Wide Elements


Design: Electrical Engineering

Program/Construction Management: Program Management

Bay Area Rapid Transit Traction Power Improvements

Serving more than 415,000 passengers on a typical weekday, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) provides crucial transportation services for California commuters. As part of the agency’s plans to upgrade aging infrastructure while enhancing capacity on its lines, BART has tasked STV with a five-year GEC contract. For this initiative, the firm is performing a range of design and construction support services to help reduce equipment failure and repetitive maintenance costs for the agency.

The project’s scope includes improvements to BART’s traction power system infrastructure, substations and switching stations, 34.5kV cables, rectifier-transformers, and controls. By enhancing these system elements, BART will have the capabilities to increase capacity and reduce headways (the amount of time between trains), while also modernizing vehicles and equipment.