PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
Angels Flight Funicular, California
Los Angeles’ landmark Angels Flight Funicular resumed passenger services in 2017, after a nearly 4-year shutdown. The project was a private-public partnership between SENER, ACS, LA Metro and the City of Los Angeles. It was the first P3 transit project that LA Metro and the City had entered into and was modeled after SENER’s previous experience on similar types of contracts.
The project came with a number of challenges:
A six-month timeline on a project in full public view
Careful coordination with local, state and federal government regulatory agencies to adhere to rules required for transit systems and registered national historic landmarks
The first P3 transit project in Los Angeles
Important safety modifications including the addition of a walkway alongside the track, taller passenger access doors on the vehicle and a new safety rope carrier brake