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ITC Technical Services (On Call) for the Inglewood Transit Connector


Agency: City of Inglewood

Client: Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Soteria’s Role:
• System Safety and Security Planning and Analysis, and Extreme Event and Protective Engineering

Estimated Completion: 2030

The Inglewood Transit Connector is a 1.6 mile fully elevated, automated, fixed-guideway transit system with three new transit stations in the City of Inglewood, California. The ITC project will reduce traffic, create well-paying jobs, boost the local and regional economy, and bring environmental equity and quality of life benefits to Inglewood, the South Bay, and the region at large. The ITC Project’s electrically-powered transit system will provide a direct connection between the Greater Los Angeles region and the LA Sports and Entertainment District – an employment and visitor hotspot. 

Soteria is providing System Safety and Security Planning and Analysis, and Extreme Event and Protective Engineering.

  • Project Safety and Security Review Committees
    • Initiate, schedule, and facilitate the Safety and Security Review Committee (SSRC)
    • Initiate, schedule, and facilitate the Fire/Life Safety and Security Committee (FLSSC)
    • Initiate, schedule, and facilitate the Safety and Security Operations Review Committee (SSORC)
  • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
    • Prepare the Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA)
    • Prepare the written plan and worksheets containing the identified threat and vulnerabilities, potential causes, effects, initial hazard risk rating, corrective actions/mitigating measures, residual hazard risk rating, and verification method of resolution
  • Prepare the Safety and Security Certification Plan
    • Develop procedures to obtain and address CPUC Staff comments and design reviews
    • Specify the hazard management process
    • Prepare list of all safety and security design criteria
    • Determine certifiable elements and sub-elements
    • Develop Safety Certification audits process
    • Update format of conformance checklists and list of actual checklists as they become available
    • Achieve Safety Certification Milestones

2023 Transportation Electrification Planning and Technical Assistance Bench – Cycle 1


Agency: The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Client:The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

Soteria’s Role:
• Program Development and Implementation

Estimated Completion: 2027

 In 2021, The Metropolitan Transportation Commission adopted Plan Bay Area 2050 (PBA 2050), the long-range plan for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. As the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Com-munities Strategy, PBA 2050 must chart a path to to reduce per-capita greenhouse gas emissions from the passenger vehicle sector by 19 percent, as estiablished by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) under Sentate Bill 375. To help achieve this target, PBA 2050 includes strategies to support the development of charging infrastructure and accelerate electric vehicle and electric mobility options (e.g., electric bikes, scooters, carshare, and assistance mobility devices). Additionally, CARB is instituting various statewide regulations requiring the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, including the Innovative Clean Transit rule, which requires transit operators to transition to 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040. 

In 2023, MTC approved the development of a set of transportation electrification (TE) initiatives to implement PBA

2050’s clean vehicle strategies. The TE Initiatives include investments in four areas:

  1. Charging infrastructure
  2. Electric bikeshare
  3. Local municipal fleet electrification
  4. planning and regional program strategy

Soteria is overseeing a bench team to provide ongoing Program Development and Implementation support to MTC.

  • Program Strategy
    • Identify structure, actions, timelines, outreach, and other steps to develop and implement a program
  • Program Funding and Grant-Seeking
    • Develop funding plans for programs or projects
    • Track federal, state, and other funding program
    • Coordinate partnerships to pursue funding opportunities
    • Develop templates, guidance, and other materials to prepare for grant or other funding opportunities
    • Support applications for grants, incentives, rebates, and other funding opportunities, including developing narratives, project descriptions, benefit analyses, cost assessments, graphics, maps, etc.
  • Program Administration
    • Develop necessary program infrastructure and implement program
    • Develop outreach or marketing plans and campaigns for programs or projects
    • Develop program marketing materials and collatera
    • Conduct outreach to property owners of candidate sites for potential charging infrastructure or other TE project
    • Provide guidance on Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits, including regulation, registration, calculation, reporting, verification, optimization, vendor agreements, etc.
  • Program Evaluation
    • Develop program evaluation plan
    • Develop metrics aligned with program or project goals
    • Collect and analyze data
    • Assess GHG impacts and other performance measures of program or project
  • Education and Training
    • Develop education or training curriculum
    • Develop guidance or training materials
    • Develop education materials about programs or projects
    • Deliver education or training sessions, forums, expert panels, networking, or other information sharing convenings
    • Coordinate ride-and-drive events, technology demonstrations, vendor exhibitions, or other experiential events

On-Call Transit and Rail Services Project


Agency: San Bernardino County Transit Authority

Client: Mott MacDonald Group, Inc

Soteria’s Role:
• System Safety Security and Certification of the ZEMU Project elements

Estimated Completion: 2029

A contract sigining in 2019 between Stadler US and SBCTA cleared the path to manufacture the first two-car hydrogen-powered passenger train to operate in the United States. To support the operations of the ZEMU vehicle, specific upgrades and modifications are required to the existing Arrow Maintenance Facility to facilitate hydrogen storage, refueling, and required safety enhancements.

The Project will connect travelers to the rail network and provide easy transfers to two new regional bus centers immediately adjacent to the proposed rail stations: the Redondo Beach Transit Center and the Mary K. Giordano Regional Transit Center (Torrance Transit Center), which opened in Spring and Summer of 2023. These bus centers include parking, drop-off, bike parking, and bus connections to connect rail passengers further into the South Bay and Peninsula. The K Line Extension will also provide rapid rail service north to LAX, Inglewood, and Central Los Angeles.

Soteria is providing support and expertise to Mott MacDonald, including the System Safety Security and Certification Plans.

Details of Soteria’s Support of ZEMU Safety Efforts

  • Safety and Security Certification Program Plan (SSCPP)
    • Update the current Redlands SSCPP to support ZEMU project
    • Identify the ZEMU Certifiable Elements and Sub-Elements
    • Coordinate the review, comment, and approval process
  • Operating Hazard Analysis (OHA)
    • Prepare for and facilitate the OHA workshop meetings
    • Expand the existing Redlands OHA reports and worksheet to address any additional hazards related to the ZEMU project
    • Verify the OHA worksheet for design, construction, and operational readiness
  • Design and Construction Checklists
    • Initiate, schedule, and facilitate the Safety and Security Certification Committee (SSCC) Meetings
    • Coordinate with the design team and contractor to verify both checklists
    • Facilitate the audit process for the checklists for final certification
    • Finalize both packages with the signed Certificate of Conformance (CoC)
  • Safety and Security Certification Verification Report (SSCVR)
    • Update the current Redlands SSCVR to support the ZEMU project
    • Initiate, schedule, and facilitate the Fire/Life Safety and Security Committee (FLSSC) Meetings
    • Provide Master List of Open Items and Exceptions
    • Provide the final design and construction checklist packages
    • Provide the final OHA
    • Review, track, and provide status of the acceptance and System Integration Testing
    • Review, track, and provide status of the Construction Contractor-Provided Training
    • Review, track, and provide status of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals
    • Review, track, and provide status of the Emergency Response Training and Exercises
    • Facilitate the handover of the Operational Readiness Certification by Metrolink
    • Coordinate all the Final CoCs and Certificates of System Safety and Security

K Line Extension to Torrance


Agency: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Client: STV Incorporated

Soteria’s Role:
• System Safety & Security Review and Management & Certification Plans

Estimated Completion: 2026

The K Line Extension to Torrance is a 4.5-mile light rail extension that connects to the existing Redondo Beach (Marine) Station and travels southeast through the cities of Lawndale, Redondo Beach, and Torrance. This extension is a critical piece of the regional rail network, offering opportunities for the County to access the jobs, schools, healthcare, and other needs in the South Bay. Additionally, it provides access for those in the South Bay to connect to the greater Los Angeles region. 

The Project will connect travelers to the rail network and provide easy transfers to two new regional bus centers immediately adjacent to the proposed rail stations: the Redondo Beach Transit Center and the Mary K. Giordano Regional Transit Center (Torrance Transit Center), which opened in Spring and Summer of 2023. These bus centers include parking, drop-off, bike parking, and bus connections to connect rail passengers further into the South Bay and Peninsula. The K Line Extension will also provide rapid rail service north to LAX, Inglewood, and Central Los Angeles.

Soteria is providing support and expertise to STV, including the System Safety and Security Review and Management and Certification Plans.
Services Provided

  • Fire/Life Safety
    • Reviews
    • Six over-the shoulder meetings
    • FLSS Report
    • Station Exit Report
    • TVM Quantities Report
    • `Fare Gate Quantities Report
  • Safety / Security Impacts
    • System Safety Revie
    • System Security Review
    • Safety and Security Management Plan (SSMP)
    • Safety and Security Certification Plan (SSCP)
  • Threat and Vulnerability Analysis (TVA) and Resolution
  • Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) – Transit
  • Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) – Refinery
  • Performance Requirements

West Valley Connector Bus Rapid Transit Project


Agency: San Bernardino County Transportation Authority & Omnitrans Public Transit Agency

Client: Kleinfelder

Soteria’s Role:
• System Safety and Security Certification

Estimated Completion: 2026

The West Valley Connector project will be a 100% zero-emission Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, the first stage of the San Bernardino County Zero-Emission Bus Initiative and the second BRT route in San Bernardino County.

Phase 1 of this project includes 19 miles between the Pomona Metrolink station and Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, with 33 station sites serving major destinations and transfer points, such as downtown Ontario, Ontario International Airport, and the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink Station.

This phase of the project includes 3.5 miles of center-running, dedicated BRT lanes through central Ontario and 15.5 miles of curb lane mixed flow operation. The Phase 1 alignment will operate 10-minute peak and 15-minute off-peak service for 14 hours per day, Monday through Friday, which is projected to reduce travel time by 28% and increase corridor ridership by 30% in the opening year, 2024.

This project will provide faster, more frequent, and more direct bus service connecting major destinations throughout the western part of the San Bernardino Valley, and will provide enhanced amenities for passengers and improvements over existing local service.




    • Soteria is providing Safety and Security Certification for Construction for Phase 1 of this project. Responsibilities include:

      • Reviewing of the SSMP and SSCP
      • Reviewing the PHA and TVA, providing updates to reflect any changes during FD or construction
      • Providing construction verification evidence for the Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) and the Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA)
      • Actively participating and supporting the Safety and Security Review Committee (SSRC).
      • Providing construction and certification of the Certifiable Elements Lists (CELs) using the construction certification checklist
      • Completing construction certification for each project element and documenting it through a Construction Certificate of Conformance
      • Developing a Systems Integration Testing Project Plan (SITPP)

Southeast Gateway Line 30% Advanced Engineering


Agency: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)

Client: HDR

Soteria’s Role:
• Fire/Life Safety and Security (FLSS)

Estimated Completion: 2026

The Southeast Gateway Line (SGL) project is a new light rail transit line that will connect southeast LA County to Downtown Los Angeles. With nine new stations, the 14.5-mile segment will transform the way people move across the Gateway Cities and Southeast Los Angeles, connecting Artesia, Cerritos, Bellflower, Paramount, Downey, South Gate, Cudahy, Bell, Huntington Park, Vernon, unincorporated Florence-Firestone, and Downtown LA.  

Metro Board approved the 14.8-mile Slauson/A Line to Pioneer route, with the maintenance storage facility located in the City of Bellflower, as the Locally Preferred(LPA) for the project’s initial operating segment between Artesia and south of Downtown Los Angeles. The final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/R) is being prepared for the LPA with the Record of Decision (ROD) anticipated to be issued by the Federal Transit Administration in May 2024. 

    • Soteria will coordinate with the Fire/Life Safety and Security (FLSS) Committee for review of design work in-progress including the review of any proposed exceptions to criteria. Soteria will identify fire/life safety and security issues impacting the design early in the design process so that cost-effective alternative solutions can be developed during the design phase of the Project.

      Sotera will prepare an FLSS Emergency Plan report documenting the safety components for first responders that clarifies the location of the access, egress, water availability, and traction power shut down, and includes drawings and supporting meeting minutes.

Division 20 Portal Widening Turnback


Agency: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)

Client: Fisk Electric Company

Soteria’s Role:
• Development and Implementation of Safety/Security Certification and Assurance Programs

Client: Fisk Electric Company

Estimated Completion: 2025

The $500 million Division 20 project is for the upgrade of Metro’s Division 20 Rail Yard to provide better rail service on the Metro B Line (Red) and D Line (Purple). The Project will widen a rail tunnel south of the US-101 (Hollywood) Freeway, build a new turnback facility, and readjust rail storage tracks, allowing Metro to operate more trains on their expanding rail network and accommodate increased service levels on the Metro Red/Purple Lines.

Soteria Company is providing Safety and Security Systems Assurance and Verification for the Division 20 Portal Widening Turnback work, including: 

    • System Safety Program Plan (SSPP)
    • Accessibility Demonstration Plan
    • Safety Analysis
      • FMECA
      • IHA
      • OHA
      • FTA
      • PHA
      • SHA/SSHA
      • O&SHA
    • Fire/Life Safety Requirements
    • Catastrophic/Critical Items List (C/CIL)
    • Safety Test and Verification Plan
    • System Safety Test Reports
    • Design Conformance Checklist
    • Construction Conformance Checklists
    • Safety and Security Verification Compliance Plan
    • Development, Coordination, and Facilitation of Certification
    • Final Safety (Certification) Verification Report
    • Maintainability Program Plan
    • Preventive Maintenance Plan
    • Reliability for Communications, Traction Power Substation (TPSS), and Signals
      • Reliability Program Plan
      • Predicted Reliability Reports
      • Reliability Testing Procedures
      • Reliability Program Plan Assessment Reports
      • Reliability Program Final Documentation
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Sound Transit Safety & Security Certification Services


Agency: Sound Transit

Client: WSP USA Inc.

Soteria’s Role:
• Safety and Security Certification and Assessment Services

Estimated Completion: 2028

Sound Transit builds and operates regional transit service throughout the urban areas of Pierce, King and Snohomish Counties in the state of Washington. Transit services include Link light rail; Sounder trains; ST Express Bus; Tacoma Link light rail; and soon, Bus Rapid Transit.

With voter approval in 1996, 2008, and 2016, Sound Transit is engaged in the expansion of their system, with new light rail, bus rapid transit and commuter rail services coming online every few years.

In support of that expansion, Sound Transit’s Safety Department has contracted for assistance in a variety of Safety and Security Certification and engineering consultant services. The contracted support is intended to strengthen and establish a proactive culture of safety and security that is well defined, sustainable and documented through its processes, policies, and procedures.

Soteria is providing support and expertise to WSP, the consultant to Sound Transit under this agreement. Support will be provided as needed to assist the Sound Transit Safety Department in a variety of Safety and Security Certification and engineering consultant

  • Safety and Security Certification Program – providing technical support for analysis and implementation
  • Safety and Security Certification documents – working with Sound Safety, project teams, and oversight entities such as the FTA, Soteria will assist in review, development, and revision of Safety and Security Certification Plans (SSCP), Safety and Security Management Plans (SSMP), Certifiable Elements Lists, Certifiable Items Lists, Design and Construction Conformance Checklists (DCCC), Project Certificates of Conformance (COCs), and Safety and Security Certification Verification Reports.
  •  Verification Reviews – assisting in the performance of or conduct verification reviews of contractually required deliverables (i.e., plans, analyses, designs, test procedures and reports, drawings, etc.) submitted to Sound Transit by Consultants, original equipment manufacturers, and vendors.
  • Development of a Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Threat and Vulnerability Assessments (TVAs) and Safety and Security Hazard Tracking Log for each assigned project.
  •  Preparation and presentation of status reports on assigned certification activities.
  • Training development and delivery.
  •  Serving as a liaison between Sound Transit Safety, Project Engineering, and Contractors for the purposes of overseeing Safety and Security Certification Programs.
  • Attending and documenting various meetings pertaining to Sound Transit’s Safety and Security Certification Program.

Edmonton Valley Line LRT Project


Agency: City of Edmonton

Client: Civil Joint Venture comprised of EllisDon Construction Services Inc. and Bechtel Canada Co.

Soteria’s Role:
• System safety and security planning, analysis and certification
• Reliability, availability and maintainability

Estimated Completion: 2025

 

The Edmonton Valley Line LRV Project is an LRV system that connects the Mill Woods area with downtown Edmonton. It is comprised of low-floor, urban styled LRVs which run on a dedicated right-of-way that is integrated into the city landscape.  LRVs are guided by a manual line of sight train control system that is integrated with the traffic controllers.

The System consists of approximately 13km of dual guideway, with approximately 2km of the guideway elevated. The line also runs through a 0.5km tunnel (Quarters Tunnel), and over two fully dedicated LRV bridges (Tawatina Bridge and Whitemud LRT Bridge). The major bridge is over the environmentally sensitive North Saskatchewan River.

There are 12 stops on the route, an elevated station which is integrated into a newly constructed transit center and park and ride facility. The project also includes a transfer point in the downtown area at Churchill Square. The transfer point, called the Churchill Connector, is a modification to the existing underground station whereby an additional access point with stairs/escalators/elevators is provided at Churchill Square.   

The line runs through 44 intersections, and has 11 crossovers located to facilitate system operation and maintenance. Train movement is guided by a signaling system. Movement through intersections is supported by LRV traffic signals and grade crossing warning systems. Power is provided to vehicles from 11 Traction Power Substations (TPSSs) spaced along the right-of-way via and Overhead Catenary System and returned through the track. An Operations and Maintenance Facility is powered from its own dedicated TPSS. A fleet of 26 LRVs will be operated in different configurations (single or double) depending on planned service level requirements. 

 

Soteria is leading the Safety and Security Certification Program and the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Process, including the following activities:  

  • Develop the Certifiable Elements List, identifying elements critical to safety and security of City’s employees, emergency responders, and the public.  
  • Develop Design Criteria and Construction Specification checklists that reflect safety and security certifiable elements across all project areas. Facilitate and manage the documentation of verification evidence for all identified elements at both design and construction stages.  
  • Lead Safety and Security Certification Review Team meetings to report progress to the City, inform the City of any issues encountered during the process, and allow for continual input from the City throughout the certification process. 
  • Lead regular IV&V Team Meetings and manage the effort including organization and monitoring the documentation files.  
  • Review and provide technical input to PHA, FMEA, O&SHA and other analyses, as necessary, to define the safety and security requirements and design mitigations needed while tracking implementation through the entire project life cycle.   
  • Prepare a TVA to identify evaluate, track and resolve potential security threats and vulnerabilities of the Project, and to ensure incorporation of applicable CPTED principles for deterrence of criminal behavior and as identified in the project requirements and the City’s Design Guide for a Safer City.  
  • Manage open items associated with the Safety and Security Certification Program and maintain an Open Items List to confirm that the necessary actions are taken to close these items prior to revenue ready status; or to confirm that measures approved by the City are in place as a condition of granting revenue ready status.  
  • Identify tests to be performed and essential training requirements for operations, maintenance, and emergency response personnel.  
  • Monitor open items that arise during design and construction with particular emphasis on developing a Safety Critical Items List.  
  • Support verification of operational readiness, including any required pre-revenue demonstration tests, emergency drills, and walkthrough inspections.  
  • Support the development of a System Safety Program and prepare a System Security Plan for design and construction.  
  • Prepare the Safety and Security Certification Verification Report (SSCVR) upon final determination of project readiness, and complete certification to enter into revenue service. The SSCVR and any appendices will be the final deliverable of the safety and security certification program, providing the documentary evidence of Project certification.  

LAX Automated People Mover Project


Agency: Los Angeles International Airport

Client: LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS)

Soteria’s Role: System safety program planning and coordination, hazard analysis, certification, and operational readiness

Estimated Completion: 2025

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) is a major component of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). Under the LAMP, the APM will provide fast, free and efficient transportation to and from the Central Terminal Area (CTA) for travelers, employees, and other users of LAX during all hours of the day and night. The project is intended to relieve congestion in the CTA and the surrounding streets, improve the travel experience, and provide a user-friendly connection to the LA Metro transit system.

The APM Project will provide an elevated guideway with an at-grade Maintenance and Storage Facility and six stations:

  • Three stations in the Central Terminal Area (WCTA, CCTA, ECTA)
  • Two stations outside of the airport (WITF and EITF)
  • A third end-of-line station at the Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ConRAC), designed and built by others

In the role of subcontractor to LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS), a consortium of seven contractors that will design, construct, operate and maintain the APM, Soteria will perform the following tasks:

System Safety Program Plan

  • System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) Design/Construction – Final
  • System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) Design/Construction – Updates
  • System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) O&M – Final

Hazard Analysis

  • APM System Safety Coordinator – Administration and Management responsibility, including coordination with Soteria staff, LINXS design, construction and management team, LAWA and other stakeholders
  • APM Operating System Safety Critical Software Verification and Validation Plan – Preliminary
  • APM Operating System Safety Critical Software Verification and Validation Plan – Final
  • APM Operating System Preliminary Hazards Analysis (PHA)
  • APM Operating System Hazards Analysis – Final (SHA)
  • APM Operating System Hazards Analysis – Updates (SHA)
  • APM Operating System Subsystem Hazards Analysis (SSHA) – Final
  • APM Operating System Subsystem Hazards Analysis (SSHA) – Updates
  • APM Operating System Operating and Support Hazards Analysis (O&SHA) – Preliminary
  • APM Operating System Operating and Support Hazards Analysis (O&SHA) – Final
  • APM Operating System Operating and Support Hazards Analysis (O&SHA) – Updates
  • APM Operating System Safety Case Document Files

Safety and Security Certification

  • Safety and Security Certification Plan – Final
  • Safety and Security Certification Plan – Updates
  • APM System Safety Certification Verification Report – Preliminary
  • APM System Safety Certification Verification Report – Final
  • Certifiable Elements List and Certifiable Items List (CEL/CIL) – Preliminary
  • Certifiable Elements List and Certifiable Items List (CEL/CIL) – Final
  • Certifiable Elements List and Certifiable Items List (CEL/CIL) – Updates
  • Attend and facilitate regular Safety and Security Certification Review Team (SSCRT) meetings

Design Criteria Conformance

  • Design Criteria Conformance Checklist – Preliminary
  • Design Criteria Conformance Checklist – Final
  • Design Criteria Conformance Checklist – Updates

Construction/Installation/Testing Conformance Checklists

  • Construction/Installation Specification Conformance Checklist – Preliminary
  • Construction/Installation Specification Conformance Checklist – Final
  • Construction/Installation Specification Conformance Checklist – Updates
  • Operational Readiness Conformance Checklist – Preliminary
  • Operational Readiness Conformance Checklist – Final
  • Testing/Inspection Conformance Checklist – Preliminary
  • Testing/Inspection Conformance Checklist – Final

Safety and Security Meetings

  • Attend and help facilitate regular Safety and Security Review Committee (SSRC) meetings

System Security Plan

  • APM System Security Plan (SSP) Design/Construction – Final
  • APM System Security Plan (SSP) Design/Construction – Updates
  • APM System Security Plan (SSP) O&M – Final
  • APM Operating System Safety and Security Technical Requirements – participation as follows to ensure safety and security technical requirements are adequately incorporated in the project design, construction, testing and start-up:
      • Attend design coordination meetings
      • Attend review plans and specifications meetings
      • Attend comment resolution meetings
      • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Support During Early Works (EW)
      • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Report
      • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Report – Updates

Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Station Project


Agency: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Client: Gruen Associates

Soteria’s Role:
Threat and Vulnerability Analysis and Resolution and System Safety and Security Planning and Certification

Estimated Completion: 2025

This project is for a major transit hub that will connect the Metro Crenshaw/LAX and Green rail lines, area bus routes, and the LAX Automated People Mover.

The Aviation/96th Street Station will be a light-rail station on the Crenshaw/LAX line. This station will be a gateway to LAX and provide the connection for passengers, employees and visitors between LAX and the regional bus and rail transit system, minimizing the impact to airport facilities and surrounding communities. Project features include:

  • Large-capacity light rail station
  • Bus Plaza and terminal facility for Metro and municipal buses
  • Secured bicycle parking
  • Metro Customer Center
  • Pedestrian Plaza with passenger pick-up and drop-off area
  • Direct connection to the LAX Automated People Mover, a project to which Soteria is also contributing

Soteria Company developed the Threat and Vulnerability Analysis report and prepared graphics to support and communicate the security and crime data research findings. Soteria is actively working on the certification and audit process of the design conformance checklists and will also develop the construction conformance checklists and facilitate the certification process.

Northgate and East Link Extension Systems Preconstruction


Agency: Sound Transit

Client: Mass. Electric Construction Company

Soteria’s Role:
- Traction Power Substation (TPSS) Reliability Program Plan - TPSS Demonstration Test Plan and Procedure

Estimated Completion: Scheduled for 2025 (Northgate) and 2025(East Link)

The Sound Transit Northgate and East Link Extension Project encompasses two transformative light rail extensions that will serve tens of thousands of Sound Transit commuters in Washington state.

The Northgate Extension adds three new stations in Seattle, two underground stations (U District and Roosevelt stations), and an elevated station at Northgate. It is estimated that this extension will serve more than 60,000 weekday riders by 2030 and connect Northgate residents to Sea-Tac Airport in 47 minutes and downtown Seattle in 14 minutes, operating in twin tunnels from the University of Washington Station.

The East Link Extension is a 14-mile-long extension connecting Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond. It is projected to serve an estimated 50,000 people per day by 2030. Once completed, the extension will be the world’s only passenger light rail service operating over a floating bridge, the section of I-90 over Lake Washington connecting Mercer Island and Seattle.

 

Working with Mass. Electric Construction Company, Soteria Company is preparing and implementing the following plans and procedures for these two light rail extensions:
  • Reliability Program Plan for both the Traction Power Substation (TPSS) and Signals
  • Reliability Demonstration Test Plan and Procedures for both TPSS and Signals.
Deliverables to Mass. Electric on Reliability for TPSS and Signals include:
  • Reliability Program Plan
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Reliability Demonstration Test Plan and Test Procedures

Lynnwood Link Extension L800 Systems


Agency: Sound Transit

Client: Mass. Electric Construction Company

Soteria’s Role:
- Traction Power Substation (TPSS) Reliability Program Plan - TPSS Demonstration Test Plan and Procedures

Estimated Completion: Scheduled for 2024

Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension Project is for an 8.5-mile link light rail extension from Northgate into Snohomish County, serving four stations: Shoreline South/148th, Shoreline North/185th, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood City Center. Upon its opening in 2024, the Project will provide fast and frequent connections between south Snohomish County and the University of Washington, downtown Seattle, the Eastside, Sea-Tac Airport, and more.

Working with Mass. Electric Construction Company, Soteria Company is preparing the Traction Power Substation (TPSS) Reliability Program Plan and Analysis, and preparing and implementing the TPSS Reliability Demonstration Test Plan and Procedures for the Project. The 2024 projected completion will accommodate the estimated 47,000 – 55,000 daily riders expected to use this system by 2026.

Federal Way Link Extension Project


Agency: Sound Transit

Client: Mass. Electric Construction Company:

Soteria’s Role: Reliability Analysis, FMECA and Demonstration Test for Communications, Traction Power, and Signals

Estimated Completion: 2024

This project extends Sound Transit’s light rail from Angle Lake Station in the city of Seattle/Tacoma to the Federal Way Transit Center, and further to a temporary maintenance facility for vehicle inspection and interior cleaning at the southerly end of the track. Guideway types on this project include at-grade, retained fill, retained cut, and elevated structure.

Three stations will be built: Kent/Des Moines Station, Star Lake Station, and FWTC Station. The project’s scope of work includes all civil, structural, architectural, landscaping, artwork coordination, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and systems elements to provide a fully functioning light rail extension.

Working with Mass. Electric Construction Company, Soteria
Company is preparing the Traction Power Substation (TPSS)
Reliability Program Plan, and preparing and implementing the
TPSS Reliability Demonstration Test Plan and Procedures for
the two light rail extensions under this Project.

Deliverables to Mass. Electric include:

  • Signals Maintainability Program Plan
  • TPSS Demonstration Test Plan and Procedures
  • Reliability for Communications, TPSS and Signals, including:
    • Reliability Program Plan
    • Predicted Reliability Reports
    • Reliability Testing Procedures
    • Reliability Program Assessment Reports

Gold Line Foothill Extension Project


Agency: Gold Line Foothill Extension Project

Client: Hill International

Soteria’s Role: System safety and security planning and analysis

Estimated Completion: 2028

The Gold Line Foothill Extension will extend the Los Angeles Metro Gold Line light rail corridor by 12.3 miles. The corridor formerly terminated in Pasadena; the project extends it east through Los Angeles County’s “Foothill Cities” into San Bernardino County. When completed, the line will be 23.9 miles. Phase 2A of the project completed in 2016. Phase 2B is projected to complete in 2026.

Soteria developed a Preliminary Hazard Analysis and a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment in support of the safe operation of Project 2B. For the Glendora to Montclair segment, Soteria developed the Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) to identify and systematically assess conditions that could potentially affect the safe operation of the transit system. The PHA identified hazardous conditions, documented the safety concepts and mitigating measures, provided a checklist for guiding the design, and provided a basis for requiring more detailed safety analyses and testing for specific system elements and subsystems.

Soteria developed the project’s Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA) to craft an effective set of risk-reducing security mitigations to be integrated into the Gold Line Foothill Extension Project 2B design, construction, startup and operations. The assessment process allowed for mitigations to be chosen for optimal safety and be tailored for the identified risks to project assets for transit agency patrons and employees. The TVA also provided a framework to quantify and then rank the potential risks for the occurrence of various detrimental security events. The proposed protective countermeasures, when implemented correctly, serve to minimize risk across a wide range of security events, making possible an overall safer and more secure transit system.

Completed Projects

Zero Emissions Bus Project


Agency: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Client: Linda J. Meadow and Associates

Soteria’s Role: Provided Safety Certification Support for hydrogen fuel cell buses, a maintenance facility, and a hydrogen fueling island

Completed: 2005

The Zero Emissions Bus Project was a demonstration project to develop and demonstrate advanced charging controls and reduced costs through deploying an integrated, smart charging platform. The Project also informed VTA’s long-term electric bus infrastructure strategy for comprehensive bus electrification. 

The state approved the fuel-cell experiment in 2000, with VTA and SamTrans each contributing $6 million to the project and with federal and state money covering the final $6 million. Hybrid buses running on diesel and electricity weren’t included in the demonstration since those buses contribute more to smog levels than do hydrogen buses.

The three zero-emission buses began running in 2005 in Santa Clara County, from express routes to its most heavily traveled lines.   

Soteria led the Safety Certification Program for the hydrogen fuel cell buses, a maintenance facility, and a hydrogen fueling island.

Redlands Passenger Rail Project


Agency: San Bernardino County Transit Authority (SBCTA)

Client: AECOM

Soteria’s Role: System safety and security planning, analysis and certification during design, construction, testing and start-up

Completed: 2022


SBCTA’s Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) will develop and implement a modern, safe and reliable passenger rail transit system to connect the San Bernardino Transit Center (SBTC) and the University of Redlands. 

In San Bernardino, stops will be located at the SBTC and Tippecanoe Avenue.  In Redlands, stops will be located at New York Street, Orange Street in Downtown and University Street at the University of Redlands. 

The system takes advantage of an existing but underutilized railroad line originally constructed in 1888 by the Santa Fe Railway to serve the region’s then rapidly growing population and citrus economy. In 1993 SBCTA acquired the railroad line from the Santa Fe Railway and began preliminary studies on how to turn the potential in this line into improved mobility and reduced traffic congestion for the people of San Bernardino County. 

The current service model proposed is a frequent-headway diesel multiple unit (HCV) commuter service operating between San Bernardino and Redlands, augmented by a limited number of Metrolink conventional express trains providing access to its region-wide network. This model also preserves limited freight service for the remaining customers on the line.   

As part of the Construction Management team, Soteria is providing safety and security planning, analysis and certification services. We are leading the safety and security program for the design and construction phases of the project. All services will be performed in accordance with SCRRA, CPUC, FRA and FTA guidelines, regulations, policies, procedures, manuals, and standards

Soteria is leading the following tasks and activities:

  • Safety and Security Certification Program Plan – Support and facilitate the preparation of the SSCPP and update the document as required during project duration.
  • Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) Report – Support and facilitate the preparation of a  PHA and coordinate its compliance with final design, construction and testing.
  • Threat and Vulnerability Analysis (TVA) Report – Support and facilitate the preparation of a TVA and verify compliance with final design, construction and testing.
  • Operating Hazard Analysis (OHA) – Support and facilitate the preparation of an OHA and review the draft and final analysis. Verify compliance with final design and as constructed improvements.
  • Safety and Security Certification Review Team (SSCRT) Support – Provide key Lead / support for the SSCRT meetings, including scheduling, meeting minutes and presentation of final certification packages.
  • Fire / Life Safety (F/LS) Committee Support – Schedule meetings, prepare meeting minutes and facilitate resolution of action items.
  • Design Criteria Conformance Checklists – Develop and prepare Safety and Security Certification Design Checklists. Coordinate and facilitate Checklist verification, audits and certification of completed checklists, including presentation at SSCRT meetings for final acceptance.
  • Construction / Specification Conformance Checklists – Coordinate and facilitate Checklist verification, audits and certification of completed checklists, including presentation at SSCRT meetings for final acceptance.
  • Provide reviews of in-progress design plans and specifications. Develop language for the contractor safety/security requirements in the construction specifications.

Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project


Agency: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Client: Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors JV

Soteria’s Role:
• System safety and security planning, analysis and certification
• Reliability, availability and maintainability

Estimated Completion: Three phases completed 2022 - 2024

The Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project is an 8.5-mile light commuter rail line that will run between the Expo Line on Exposition Boulevard and the METRO Green Line. The southern end of the new line will follow along a portion of an abandoned BNSF freight line until it reaches the intersection of West 67th Street and Crenshaw Blvd. From the intersection of West 67th Street and Crenshaw Blvd, the line will continue north along Crenshaw Blvd where it will ultimately tie in to the Expo line at West Exposition Blvd.
Additional construction elements of the project consist of 5.5 miles of at grade track with 16 grade crossings, 3600’ of bridge, 4600’ of U-wall, 4700’ of cut & cover trench and 6000’ of bored tunnel. Systems for the project will include 10 Traction Power Sub-Stations, train control and signals, traffic signals and grade crossing protection, communications and a Metro furnished and installed fare collection system.

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will serve the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding area with the following eight stations

  • Expo/Crenshaw
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Leimert Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Fairview Heights
  • Downtown Inglewood
  • Westchester/Veterans
  • Aviation/Century

Soteria Company is leading the system safety, security and assurance planning, analysis and certification through all phases of the safety and security certification process through design and construction and start-up. We are also responsible for the reliability and maintainability planning, analysis and demonstration program.

Soteria is a subcontractor to the Design-Build contractor, Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors JV, and is leading the following system safety and security planning, analysis and security tasks for the project:

  • Develop and implement the Safety and Security Certification Compliance Plan, covering all systems and facilities and including all project phases from design through construction, testing and start-up.
  • Develop the Design Criteria Conformance Checklists. Coordinate and facilitate the verification, audit and certification of the checklists, including presentation at certification meetings for final acceptance by Metro and the CPUC.
  • Develop the Construction Specification Conformance Checklists. Coordinate and facilitate the verification, audit and certification of completed checklists, including presentation at certification meetings for final acceptance by Metro and the CPUC. Checklists are an online Access data base viewable by authorized project staff and stakeholders. Checklist verification utilizes the project’s tablet-based field inspection application which supports the creation of online document verification files.
  • Develop and facilitate the Verification Checklist for Testing Activities including audits and final certification.
  • Develop and prepare the Safety and Security Certification Verification Report (SSCVR) for acceptance by Metro and the CPUC.
  • Organize, facilitate and support the Safety and Security Certification Review Team (SSCRT) meetings. Lead meetings and prepare meeting notices, minutes and materials for regular meetings throughout the project duration.
  • Organize, facilitate and support the Fire Life Safety and Security Committee (FLSSC) meetings. Lead meetings and prepare meeting notices, minutes and materials for regular meetings throughout the project duration.
  • Prepare Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) for all project systems and facilities. Update and verify compliance with final design. Coordinate and facilitate final verification of hazard mitigations prior to revenue operations. Facilitate and document audits and present for certifications.
  • Facilitate and prepare Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA) including field assessments and workshops with Metro, local law enforcement and design team participants. Update and verify compliance Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project Profile with final design. Coordinate and facilitate final verification of hazard mitigations prior to revenue operations. Facilitate and document audits and present for certification.
  • Prepare Operating Hazard Analysis (OHA) to assess and mitigate the effects of potential human errors on system safety. Develop draft and final reports and verify compliance with final design, training and O&M manual requirements. Use as a checklist to guide operational readiness and facilitate final verification of  hazard mitigations prior to revenue operations. Facilitate and document audits and present for certification.

Soteria is leading the following Reliability, Availability and Maintainability tasks:

  • Develop, prepare and implement the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Demonstration (RAMD) Plan. Include specific reliability and availability goals for all critical systems and equipment.
  • Prepare Reliability and Availability Analyses for all communications, train control and traction power systems and equipment. Update analyses as required for system changes.
  • Develop, prepare and implement Reliability and Maintainability Demonstration Plans, including preparation of final reports.
  • Develop and prepare an overarching System Software Verification and Validation Plan (SVVP) for the project. The SVVP includes developing and facilitating a consistent V&V process for all processor-based systems. The SVVP ensures that all software is adequately tested prior to final acceptance and that software configuration management controls are implemented to ensure that final delivery of software
    systems is properly documented and controlled.
  • Develop and prepare a Maintainability Plan for the Train Control System and Communications Systems.
  • Develop and prepare quantitative Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), as required, to supplement the FMECAs and resolve any outstanding reliability or safety issues.
  • Oversee and implement the RAMD Demonstration Test for one year beyond the start of revenue operations. Hold failure resolution meetings and document results of demonstration via the Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System (FRACAS). Prepare a final RAMD Demonstration Test Report.

Valley Metro System Design Services Project


Agency: Valley Metro Rail

Soteria’s Role:
• System safety certification support
• Reliability, availability and maintainability analysis

Completed: 2020

Valley Metro has several Light Rail projects that require systems design work associated with the existing alignment and new extensions. The light rail extension projects include Capitol/I-10 West, Northwest Phase 2, South Central in Phoenix, and others as assigned.

The Project includes stations, Park and Rides (PNRs), embedded trackwork, traction power substations, signals for crossovers and at gated intersections, communications, and ticket vending machines. The system elements shall be consistent and seamlessly compatible with existing Valley Metro corridors and systems.

Soteria provided a technical review of the completed and verified Design Criteria Conformance Checklists for the following systems:

  • Signaling System
  • Communications
  • WiMax
  • Traction Power Substations
  • Overhead Catenary System

Comments were provided to the responsible designers for the final update and certification of the checklists. Reliability and maintainability analyses were carried out for four existing corridors and three new corridors under design.

Sample As-Built drawings were analyzed from the existing corridors to provide a component list. The components and quantities, according to the As-Built drawings, were entered into the analysis database, which had been populated with the failure rates for most components. Failure rates for components without manufacturer’s data were assigned failure rates from similar equipment. The major components are from manufacturer-provided data.

A typical Siemens Traction Power Substation configuration was assumed for all substations, using data existing “As Built” drawings and data gathered from the analysis of similar transit systems.

The Communications equipment counts are based on the Systems Major Subsystem Component List provided by VMR Systems staff, supplemented by information from the drawing sets

To determine part counts for the new corridors, IFC, 60% and preliminary drawings were used. Typical signaling configurations were used as actual equipment has not been ordered at the time of the report. Typical Siemens TPSS were again assumed in these corridors.

The component and configuration data were compiled in a RAM database to produce the following reports:

  • Reliability Analysis for the existing four corridors, showing totals for all four corridors for each subsystem
  • Reliability Analysis for the three new corridors, showing totals for all three corridors for each subsystem
  • FMECAs for the Signaling System for the three new corridors

List of systems included in the reports:

  • TPSS
  • Signaling
  • Train to Wayside
  • Track Switch Control and Indication
  • Track Switches
  • Grade Crossing Equipment
  • SB HVAC
  • TPSS HVAC
  • Communication Subsystems
  • Fire Detection
  • Intrusion Detection

Perris Valley Line Commuter Rail Extension Project


Agency: Riverside County Transportation Commission

Soteria’s Role:
• System safety and security certification
• Start-up, commissioning, and technical expertise

Completed: 2015

The Perris Valley Line (PVL) Project is a 24-mile extension of the Metrolink 91 Line that previously provided service only from Riverside to Fullerton and downtown Los Angeles. The extension begins at a junction with the BNSF San Bernardino Subdivision mainline, north of the city of Riverside, and turns southeast along the San Jacinto Branch Line. The terminus of the PVL Line is in the City of Perris at Route 74 and Ethanac Road. The line is operated and controlled from the Dispatch Operations Center (DOC) in Pomona, CA. The DOC serves as the dispatching center for all Metrolink lines and is the central location for coordinating emergency response actions if there is an accident or other event requiring Fire Services or Law Enforcement response.  

The PVL Project constructed four new stations and operates through three cities: Riverside, Moreno Valley and Perris. 

Teaming with HDR Construction Control Corp., Soteria managed the System Safety and Security Certification program, led the start-up and commissioning phase and provided technical expertise for integrated testing.

During the design phase, Soteria:

  • Developed the Design Conformance Checklists and facilitated their verification by the Design Team. As the Design Checklists were completed Soteria planned and facilitated audits by Metrolink, RCTC, PMOC and the Construction Management Team. Final verified and audited checklists were presented to the Safety and Security Certification Committee (SSCC) for final certification.
  • Assisted with the preparation and verification of a Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA).
  • Prepared an Operating Hazard Analysis (OHA) and a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA). The recommendations and mitigations identified in these documents were verified in design, with the evidence presented at SSCRT meetings to certify the Hazard Identification and Resolution process.
  • Prepared and reviewed selected construction specifications and reviewed the construction plans prior to their release for bid.


During Construction and Start-up, Soteria:

  • Continued its management and facilitation of the safety and security certification program to ensure a structured coordination of FTA regulatory requirements, FRA regulations, Fire/Life Safety requirements, field inspections, integrated testing and rail activation.
  • Developed a Construction Conformance Checklist and presented it to the construction team for verification. Soteria worked closely with field inspectors to ensure that appropriate evidence was collected and documented to verify all the Construction Checklist items.
  • Developed a Test Management Oversight Plan and facilitated the integrated testing and commissioning process to support the collection of testing evidence for the Construction Conformance Checklist.
  • Soteria established and managed the following regular committees throughout the construction phase of the project:
    • Safety and Security Certification Committee
    • Fire/Life Safety and Security Committee
    • Integration Testing Committee, and
    • Rail Activation Committee
  • The PHA, OHA and TVA were verified in construction and testing and presented at SSCC meetings for final certification.
  • Soteria planned and facilitated training exercises for local law enforcement and fire services, including a Tabletop Exercise and a large-scale emergency drill.    
  • When all the certification evidence was completed, Soteria prepared the Final Safety and Security Certification Verification Report (SSCVR) and coordinated all required signatures. The SSCVR was presented to Metrolink, RCTC and the FTA for review and comment. Soteria coordinated the resolution of all comments and issued the Final SSCVR which allowed the new line to enter revenue service.

Mid-City/Exposition Light Rail Project


Agency: Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority

Soteria’s Role: Safety and security planning and analysis (Project Phase I)

Completed: 2012

The Expo LRT Project is approximately 9.6 miles long, extending from Downtown Los Angeles to Exposition Park and then to Venice Boulevard/Robertson Boulevard in Culver City.  The Project constructed nine new stations (three of them aerial) and utilized two existing stations that are shared with the currently operating Metro Blue Line.  

The Project operates in a dual track configuration in the center or curb lanes of selected streets and the Exposition Right-of-Way (ROW), with high platform stations similar to those in use on the Metro Blue Line. The ROW was widened to accommodate dual track LRT operations and a wide landscaped median for the Exposition Transit Parkway. Exposition Boulevard has two vehicular travel lanes in the east and west directions. 

The Expo LRT Project, including shared tracks with the Metro Blue Line (MBL), comprises approximately 9.6 miles of double-track rail, oriented in a roughly east-west direction between the existing MBL 7th & Metro Station in downtown Los Angeles and Venice/Robertson Station in Culver City. The alignment turns north from Exposition Boulevard onto Flower Street (using a grade separation) to Washington Boulevard, where the Expo LRT connects with the MBL.

The Project has a trench structure that begins on Flower St. and turns onto Exposition Blvd.  The trench structure is approximately 2500 ft in length with openings in the roof at some locations.  Four jet fans provide additional ventilation; two fans are located just after the entrance at each end of the trench.

Soteria Company was sub to the Flatiron Fluor Parsons JV, and was responsible for Safety and Security Planning and Analysis for Phase I of this project. In Phase I, Soteria:

  • Advanced the System Security Program Plan, System Safety Program Plan and the Safety and Security Certification Plan for the project. 
  • Implemented the safety and security programs from preliminary engineering through construction, including the preparation of safety hazard analysis and a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA). 
  • Successfully led the safety/security certification effort and provided technical support at the Fire/Life Safety Committee.

Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Project


Agency: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Soteria’s Role: System Safety and Security Planning and Analysis

Completed: 2009

The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension is an extension of the Metro Gold Line from Pasadena to Los Angeles. It begins at the southern limit of the Los Angeles Union Station, and extends from Alameda Street in Central Los Angeles east through the Boyle Heights community in the City of Los Angeles, and the City Terrace, Belvedere and East Los Angeles communities of unincorporated Los Angeles County, California.

Upon leaving Union Station the MGLEE double-track alignment will cross over the Hollywood Freeway and head south along Alameda Street. It will turn east onto 1st Street and cross over the LA River to a point just beyond Gless Street for a total distance of approximately 1.5 miles from Union Station.  It will then enter a tunnel and continue in a south-easterly direction under 1st Street for approximately 1.7 miles before exiting the tunnel prior to reaching Lorena Street.  The alignment will continue at-grade along 1st Street to Indiana Street, turn south onto Indiana Street and then turn east onto 3rd Street.  Along 3rd Street the alignment will cross under the Pomona Freeway and over the Long Beach Freeway for approximately 2.6 miles. 

The alignment will terminate on Pomona Boulevard immediately before its intersection with Atlantic Boulevard.

The following Hazards Analyses were prepared for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension (MGLEE) to identify and systematically assess conditions that could potentially affect the safe operation of the MGLEE:

  • A Preliminary Hazard Analysis was prepared to identify possible hazardous conditions; evaluate the effects of the hazards to personnel and equipment; and define designs and criteria to eliminate or control the identified hazards
  • An Operating Hazard Analysis was prepared to assess potential hazards that might be caused by human actions.
  • A System Hazard Analysis was prepared to perform an in-depth safety review of the project systems and equipment. The failure modes for the equipment under review were employed to achieve a systematic and thorough analysis.
  • The results from all three Hazard Analyses were collected into a Safety-Critical Items List (SCIL).
  • Soteria also prepared a Safety Test and Verification Plan to identify the testing requirements and procedures in order to help ensure all critical safety functions were properly tested and verified.

ITC Technical Services (On Call) for the Inglewood Transit Connector


Agency: City of Inglewood

Client: Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Soteria’s Role:
• System Safety and Security Planning and Analysis, and Extreme Event and Protective Engineering

Estimated Completion: 2030

The Inglewood Transit Connector is a 1.6 mile fully elevated, automated, fixed-guideway transit system with three new transit stations in the City of Inglewood, California. The ITC project will reduce traffic, create well-paying jobs, boost the local and regional economy, and bring environmental equity and quality of life benefits to Inglewood, the South Bay, and the region at large. The ITC Project’s electrically-powered transit system will provide a direct connection between the Greater Los Angeles region and the LA Sports and Entertainment District – an employment and visitor hotspot. 

Soteria is providing System Safety and Security Planning and Analysis, and Extreme Event and Protective Engineering.

  • Project Safety and Security Review Committees
    • Initiate, schedule, and facilitate the Safety and Security Review Committee (SSRC)
    • Initiate, schedule, and facilitate the Fire/Life Safety and Security Committee (FLSSC)
    • Initiate, schedule, and facilitate the Safety and Security Operations Review Committee (SSORC)
  • Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
    • Prepare the Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA)
    • Prepare the written plan and worksheets containing the identified threat and vulnerabilities, potential causes, effects, initial hazard risk rating, corrective actions/mitigating measures, residual hazard risk rating, and verification method of resolution
  • Prepare the Safety and Security Certification Plan
    • Develop procedures to obtain and address CPUC Staff comments and design reviews
    • Specify the hazard management process
    • Prepare list of all safety and security design criteria
    • Determine certifiable elements and sub-elements
    • Develop Safety Certification audits process
    • Update format of conformance checklists and list of actual checklists as they become available
    • Achieve Safety Certification Milestones
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