Through a series of contracts spanning 14 years, Lea+Elliott provided Metro-Dade Transit Agency with technical engineering support for all systems and equipment for the Miami Metromover. Major activities included: development of the system design; establishment of system performance criteria and preparation of the technical specifications; development of cost estimates for vehicles, controls and technical equipment; development of operational and acceptance criteria, personnel requirements, initial operations and maintenance plans; and preparation of the procurement bid package. We also assisted Metro-Dade in technical and contractual negotiations with the system supplier for installation of the two-mile system. Our efforts on behalf of Metro-Dade resulted in a $30 million reduction in the bid price.
Throughout system implementation, our responsibilities included assistance in value engineering and cost control, participation in design reviews, monitoring program progress, and witnessing qualification and acceptance tests.