inici was hired to augment the project management team at TriMet to guide them in this CM/GC project. Part of the project was relocating the Light Rail Operations Command Center from Ruby Junction to combine with the Bus Command Center in a new facility at Center Street. The completed command center keeps track of 600 buses and 50 light-rail sets spread over 500 square miles and also features a training center, emergency operations center, data center, office space, conference rooms, and supporting activities.
inici group provided the specific technical experience TriMet needed for this secure location update and move, which included detailed technological needs for the sophisticated tools and extensive computer systems utilized for both rail and bus dispatch for the entire TriMet service area. The Control Center features a 31-foot-long video display that shows the entire rail system with real-time train locations and track controls. The floor is raised for tech access and is tiered to allow the two rows of control operators to see the display. The Control Center is a 24/7 facility.
During this remodel, the operations on the first floor remained open for the bus drivers and fare collectors.