Charlotte Area Transit System, LYNX Blue Line Extension Preliminary Engineering and Final Design

Charlotte Area Transit System, LYNX Blue Line Extension Preliminary Engineering and Final Design

Project Overview

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is extending the Blue Line light rail commuter service known as the LYNX in the Northeast Corridor. This 9.3-mile alignment extends from Ninth Street in Center City Charlotte through the North Davidson (NoDa) and University areas, ending at the UNC Charlotte campus.

By incorporating the LYNX Blue Line Extension into the existing comprehensive transportation system that includes roads, buses, bus rapid transit and commuter rail, the city can provide more choices and alternatives to the commuting public. It will assist to reduce traffic congestion, ease environmental impacts, and enhance the overall quality of life in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. In light of Charlotte’s growing population, the project will also help local, state, and federal agencies reduce traffic fatalities and injuries, and reduce the environmental impact of air and noise pollution.

Envision is a subconsultant to STV, Inc., for the Final Design Phase. Envision supports the program manager in developing the overall project schedule. The schedule tool being utilized is P6. Envision prepares all monthly updates and project reporting within the established work breakdown structure. Envision’s extensive experience with Oracle® Primavera P6 software has streamlined the reporting process and recently incorporated cost and resources to the project schedule. Envision has developed the construction section of the project schedule working with the CATS team to incorporate it into the overall project schedule. Envision’s Senior Team will support the project team with the FTA PMO Analysis. Envision is providing a full-time Document Control Administrator utilizing Oracle® Contract Management.

Project Information

Owner Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)
Project Start June 2012
Project End January 2018
Project Cost $1.15 B
Envision’s Role
  • Senior Scheduler P6 Expert
  • Document Control Manager