Construction began in 1997; operation began December 2004. The project is complete. Revenue service began June 6, 2005.
The Tren Urbano is a single-line, 10.7-mile fixed-guideway rapid transit system that serves the municipalities of San Juan, Bayamón, and Guaynabo in Puerto Rico.
Tren Urbano includes 16 stations, a vehicle maintenance and storage facility, 74 rail cars, operations control center, traction power, train control, and communications systems. Most of the system is elevated with a 1.1-mile tunnel section in the Rio Piedras district.
The project was implemented to provide a solution to the continually rising vehicle traffic levels and to bring a new mode of transportation to the most congested sections of the San Juan metropolitan area.
- Federal Grants: $828.8M
- Bond Proceeds: $637.8M
- TIFIA Loan: $300M
- Other Sources: $483.4M
Design-Build (stations and 6 alignment sections)
AECOM - Owner's representative
Kiewit Construction Company - Tunnel construction
To USDOT TIFIA JPO:
- TIFIA Legal Advisor: Hawkins Delafield & Wood, LLP
- TIFIA Financial Advisor: Montague DeRose & Associates, LLC
Direct loan: $300 million. The TIFIA loan received a subordinate pledge of certain tax revenues (including the proceeds of motor fuel taxes, tire taxes, and vehicle registration fees) accruing to PRHTA.
Systems and Test Track Turnkey procurement approach for one section of alignment, rail systems, and rolling stock