Puerto Rico Highway & Transportation Authority, Tren Urbano Heavy Rail Transit System

San Juan, Puerto Rico


Project Value:
$2.4 B

Start & End Dates:

Fernando Garcia
Asst. Vice-President DMJM + Harris (Now AECOM) (787) 620-1021

PACO Contact:
Frank Otero

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PACO provided contract administration, cost control, document management, audit support services, QA & QC, claims resolution, scheduling, change control and configuration management during the construction of Puerto Rico’s $2 billion rail transit system.

The San Juan Metropolitan Region Rapid Transit, known as “Tren Urbano” is the regional rail transit system in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A Design-Build-Operate-Maintain (DBOM) approach was used for project delivery.

Phase I provided service from Bayamon to Santurce via Rio Pedras and Hato Rey. It consists of 17.2-kilometers of double-track, fixed guide way rail line, 14 stations, a rail yard with maintenance shops, rail vehicles, power distribution, traction power, track work, communications, and the control system. The alignment combines at-grade, elevated, below-grade (open-cut) and underground structures


01. Contract administration
02. Cost control
03. Document management
04. Audit support services
05. QA/QC
06. Claims resolution
07. Scheduling
08. Change control
08. Configuration management