Weitz named design-build contractor by Bombardier

The Weitz Company has been selected by rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation as the design-build contractor for an extension to the PHX Sky Train® guideway and maintenance facility, reuniting the two companies that constructed the existing guideway system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the company said.

The scope of work associated with Stage 2 covers a 2.5-mile extension to the airport´s Rental Car Center, two new stations and an expansion of the system´s maintenance facility to accommodate Stage 2 operations and train maintenance. In addition, 24 cars will be added to the fleet along with upgrades to work completed during Stage 1.

The extension of the PHX Sky Train will provide airport passengers with more reliable and efficient access between airport facilities and the Rental Car Center. In addition, there will be a reduction in airport roadway congestion.

Founded in 1855, The Weitz company is a national, full-service general contractor, design-builder and construction manager that serves all 50 US states. Weitz is the sixth oldest Architecture/Engineering/Construction firm in the United States and an industry provider of lean construction; senior living; sustainable building; and virtual design and construction. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, The Weitz company annually ranks in the top tier of Engineering News-Record´s Top 400 Contractors and Building Design+Construction´s Giants 300 Contractors lists.