SEPTA, Silverliner Rail Car Procurement

SEPTA, Silverliner Rail Car Procurement

Project Overview

SEPTA procured new Silverliner rail cars for their transit system. This was SEPTA’s first regional rail car procurement in over a decade, the first new regional rail car design in over 30 years, and the first rail car purchase in the United States anywhere under the new changes in federal regulations and industry standards.

Similar to the automobile industry, regarding make and model names for automobiles, the SEPTA Regional Rail Car model name is Silverliner. There were three versions of Silverliners in service, each with their own unique characteristics. The fifth-generation rail car began to replace some of the older rail cars.

Envision’s scope of services for this important project was to review the manufacturer’s baseline schedule for the production and assembly of the cars, progress status against the baseline schedule, and review impacts of delays to the schedule to mitigate delays and avoid claims. Envision was responsible to assess, customize, train and implement Primavera Contract Manager, the software program used to manage and control all project documents as well as providing full-time Document Control management.

Project Information

Owner Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Project Start June 2006
Project End December 2013
Project Cost $245M
Envision’s Role
  • Review Baseline Schedule
  • Review Delay Impacts
  • Assess, Customize, Train, Implement Primavera Contract Manager
  • Document Control Management