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PGH Wong Engineering’s Foundation

PGH Wong Engineering, Inc. was established in 1985 on its extraordinary foundation in systems engineering including traction power, train control and signaling, communications, vehicles, and fare collection. Since its founding, PGH Wong has expanded to deliver civil, structural, architectural and trackwork design, program/project management, and construction management/administration practices.

PGH Wong has become a leading infrastructure engineering, project management and construction management company, managing many of the largest transportation programs in the United States. The firm’s ability to successfully deliver projects on time, within budget, and with exceptional quality has helped build its reputable foundation with clients and contributed to its organic growth.

Core Values – How We Do Business

  1. Set a Standard of Excellence.
  2. Take Care of People.
  3. Be a Trusted Partner.
  4. Invest in Those Willing to Learn and Grow.

Historical Timeline

May 25, 2018

eBART, BART’s Extension to East Contra Costa, opens for passenger service. PGH Wong served as Lead Designer for this 10-mile Extension of the BART System from Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to the City of Antioch. PGH Wong also provided Construction Management Support Services and led Systems Integration for this Project. 

 

April 2018

Construction begins on the Gilbert Road Extension of Phoenix Valley Metro Rail’s Light Rail Transit System. This 2-mile, $185 million Project extends the connection of Phoenix with the neighboring City of Mesa, enabling VMR to serve the growing ridership in the East Valley. PGH Wong is providing Construction Management  and Systems Integration Testing and Start Up as part of the Project Management/Construction Management Contract awarded to PGH Wong by VMR in 2011.

October 2017

PGH Wong, in Joint Venture, is awarded the Construction Management Support Services Contract for Phase 3 of LA Metro’s Purple Line. This $2.7 billion Project will extend the Westside Purple Line to Beverly Hills, Century City, and Westwood Village/UCLA, ending at the Westwood VA Medical Center.

August 25, 2017

SMART

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) commences passenger service. This 43-mile, $600 million Rail Transit System connects the cities of Santa Rosa and San Rafael, bringing passenger rail service to the North Bay for the first time since 1958. As Prime Consultant to SMART, PGH Wong provided Conceptual Engineering, Preliminary Engineering, Final Design, Bid Support, and Construction Management Services for the Civil, Track, and Multi-Use Pathway Design.

August 2017

PGH Wong is awarded the Systems Design Services Contract by Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail (VMR) to provide Systems Engineering for existing Light Rail System and Extension Projects including Capitol/I-10 West, Northwest Phase II, South Central, and other rail programs. Wong has been a trusted partner to VMR since first being awarded the Project and Construction Management Services Contract for Phoenix’s 20-mile, $1.37 billion Light Rail Starter Line in 2002.

June 2017

SFO Hotel

Construction begins on the $237 million Grand Hyatt Hotel at San Francisco International Airport. This 351-room, sustainably designed four-diamond property is on track for LEED Gold certification and is intended to provide world class hospitality at the gateway to the San Francisco Bay Area. PGH Wong is providing Project Management Support Services for the Project as part of the SFO Airport Hotel Program.

March 2017

BART’s Warm Springs Extension opens for service on March 25, 2017. PGH Wong provided Construction Management Support Services on this 5.4-mile extension of BART’s Fremont Line from the existing Fremont Station south to a new station in the Warm Springs District of the City of Fremont.

September 2016

PGH Wong is selected as the Prime Construction Management Consultant on SANDAG’s 11-mile, $2.1 billion Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project which will extend the San Diego LRT Trolley Blue Line service from the Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego north to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Old Town, the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), and Westfield UTC.

September 2016

PGH Wong begins work as the Principal Engineer (Prime Design Consultant) for Caltrain’s Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project. The scope of work includes 25 kV, ac, 60Hz traction power substations, 25 kV ac 60Hz switching and parallel stations, overhead catenary system (OCS), communications, supervisory controls, and signaling systems including such supporting elements such as OCS structures, utilities, and cables and raceways. In addition to providing a smoother, faster, and quieter ride between San Francisco and San Jose, this key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program paves the way for integration with the California High-Speed Rail System.

June 2016

The first set of Vehicles arrives at BART. PGH Wong is the Prime Design Consultant for the Contra Costa County BART (eBART) rail transit extension from the existing Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to the City of Antioch.

May 2016

PGH Wong begins pre-construction work as the Construction Manager on the South Segment of Seattle’s Sound Transit Lynnwood Link Extension. This 8.5-mile, 4-station expansion of the existing light rail system will provide riders with fast, reliable service between Downtown Seattle, the University of Washington, and Sea-Tac International Airport.

April 2016

PGH Wong is awarded the Prime PMSS contract for the Terminal 3 West Improvements Project at the San Francisco International Airport. This $800 million expansion and upgrade of SFO’s Terminal 3 will accommodate increasing passenger traffic while providing an enhanced experience for today’s traveler. Work is scheduled to begin in 2017.

March 2016

The Northwest Extension of Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail opens for revenue service on March 19, 2016. PGH Wong provided Project & Construction Management Services on this 3.2-mile Extension of the Valley Metro Rail System north into the vibrant community of Northwest Phoenix. The Project, expected to expand ridership by 5,000 riders per day, includes three stations and over 400 parking spaces.

February 2016

PGH Wong is selected to provide Project Management Support Services for the $218 million San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Hotel Program. The Program includes three major Projects, an Airport-connected Grand Hyatt Hotel; an extension of the SFO AirTrain Rail Transit System connecting passengers to the Hotel, the terminals and the Rental Car Center; and a roadway realignment to define the Hotel site.

November 2015

Gates 70, 71A, and 71B open for service as part of the Terminal 3 East Expansion Project at the San Francisco International Airport.

August 2015

The South Sacramento Corridor Phase II Light Rail Extension opens for revenue service on August 24, 2015. PGH Wong provided Construction Management Services on this 4.3-mile expansion of light rail service into one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the nation. The Project adds four new stations, 2,700 parking spaces, and a major new transit center at Cosumnes River College, and is expected to alleviate traffic congestion on SR-99 and I-5.

August 2015

The Central Mesa Extension of Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail opens for revenue service on August 22, 2015. PGH Wong provided Project & Construction Management Services on this 3.1-mile, 4-station extension of the Valley Metro System connecting Downtown Mesa, Mesa City Plaza, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

January 2014

SFO Boarding Area E

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Terminal 3, Boarding Area E Improvements Project (BAE) successfully opens for passenger service. PGH Wong served as the Prime Project Manager and Construction Manager.

2014

PGH Wong successfully completes its services for the Federal Transit Administration as a Project Management Oversight Consultant on transit projects in Boston, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

May 2013

May 2013 - First High Speed Rail

PGH Wong as Lead JV begins work as the Project and Construction Manager for the first construction package of the California High-Speed Rail Project, the first High-Speed Rail Project in the United States.

September 2013

PGH Wong commences work as the Prime Construction Manager for the western section of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project (HRTP), a 20-mile light rail transit system on the island of Oahu.

December 2011

PGH Wong is selected as the Prime Construction Management Consultant on the VTA Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension (SVBX) Project which will extend the BART System into Santa Clara County. This 10-mile Project will extend from the Warm Springs Station in Fremont, along the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way, to Las Palmas Way in Northeast San Jose.
2010

December 2008

Phoenix Valley Metro Rail’s 20.3-mile Light Rail Starter Line opens on schedule and under its projected $1.37 billion budget. PGH Wong was a Joint Venture Partner on the Construction Management Team that delivered what was at the time the largest Public Works Project in Arizona’s history. 

April 2005

PGH Wong commences work as the Prime Design Consultant for the East Contra Costa BART (eBART) Extension Project.

2005

PGH Wong is awarded the Systems Design Contract for Utah Transit Authority (UTA) TRAX Light Rail Transit System in Salt Lake City.

2004

PGH Wong commences work as the Prime Systems Design Consultant for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Project.

March 2003

2003 SFO Airtrain

San Francisco International Airport AirTrain is fully operational, becoming the first systemwide implementation of Communications-Based Train Control System in the USA.

2002

2002 Phoenix Arizona CPEV Light Rail

PGH Wong expands into Phoenix, Arizona to provide Project and Construction Management services for the $1.37 billion Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail Transit Project, a 20.3-mile Starter Line, in the Cities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa, Arizona.

2002

San Francisco MUNI Third Street Light Rail Map

PGH Wong, as part of a Joint Venture, manages 20 firms to provide preliminary engineering for the 1.7 mile, $1.6 billion San Francisco Muni Third Street Light Rail, Phase 2 Extension – Central Subway Project.

2001

St. Clair County MetroLink Extension opens for revenue service. PGH Wong served as Systems Design Consultant.
2000

1999

PGH Wong begins work as the Lead Joint Venture Partner on the San Francisco Muni Third Street Extension Project.

1998

PGH Wong wins General Engineering Services Contract for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

1996

San Francisco Muni Metro Turnback Project is completed. PGH Wong performed Systems Design and Construction Management Services on this major Project which was awarded Project Management Institute’s Region III Project of the Year.

1995

PGH Wong wins Prime Contract for the San Francisco International Airport AirTrain Project, the state-of-the-art fully-automated People Mover System.

1995

PGH Wong begins work as the Prime Consultant for the Systems Design of Utah Transit Authority’s Light Rail Transit System Starter Line.

1994

PGH Wong begins work as the Prime Consultant providing Construction Management Services on the Sacramento Regional Transit District Mather Field Extension.

1993

PGH Wong begins work as the Prime Consultant providing Systems Design for Sacramento Regional Transit District Sunrise/Gold River Light Rail Corridor Extension.

1992

1992 New York Subway

PGH Wong begins to model and simulate nearly 700 miles of the New York City Transit System including trackwork, signaling, traction power, and vehicle systems.

1991

PGH Wong serves as a major subconsultant on the implementation of the Korean High-Speed Rail Project.

1990

PGH Wong graduates from DBE Program (within 5 years).
1990

1987

PGH Wong provides Systems Engineering Services as a major subconsultant for the MetroLink’s (St. Louis) Initial 18-mile Starter Line System.

1986

PGH Wong starts work on the San Diego Green Line Project. Peter Wong had a key role in the testing and commissioning of 50 of the 53 mile system.

1985

Peter Wong founded PGH Wong Engineering, Inc. in December.

1981

Our firms’ principals complete work on the first modern light rail transit system in the United States – San Diego.
1980

1972

1972 BART Train

Our firms’ principals complete work on the first modern heavy rail transit system in the United States – BART.

Early 1970-1980s

Peter Wong, founder & CEO of PGH Wong Engineering, Inc. (Wong) started his engineering career with one of the largest engineering and construction firms in the world to implement new transit systems in the United States and Worldwide.
1970
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