CPM 474 Project Implementation MN LRT Presentation Final Essay

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MN LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT
CPM 474 – Project Implementation:
Sue Doucette, Cindi Erickson, Pam Schwartz, Jerilyn Wilson, Chris Zorzin

CONTENTS
Project purpose
Problem solving
Scope and Priorities
Performance and Variance measurement
WBS
External influences/Issues
Milestones
Goals change process
Project controls
Project management systems
Controls and process
Stakeholder communication
Cost and performance
Project termination
Data collection and monitoring Grant close out
Methods and procedures
Follow up projects
Organizing and summarizing data Project output and summary review
Review meetings
Forecasting
Review reports
Conclusion and Q & A

The primary purpose of the Minneapolis Light Rail Train
(LRT) Project is to bring mobility and accessibility to communities and to ease congestion in the region.
Commuters in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint
Paul were looking for transportation that would lower their costs and shorten their commute. Parking, gas prices and time commuting are a serious concern for people looking to relocate to the Twin Cities, as it is for the existing employment base. As suburban areas expanded, the commuting times grew and buses became overcrowded.
The Light Rail Train Project focused on solutions that would save commuters money and address concerns.

SCOPE AND PRIORITIES
 Meeting

the demands of workers, businesses, students and growing elderly population
 Provide alternative means of efficient, effective transportation
 Relieve traffic congestion
 Reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality
 Cost and timing to deliver

PROJECT WORK BREAKDOWN
STRUCTURE
Deliverables
 Hiawatha Blue line




Bottineau Blue line




Minneapolis to northwest suburbs

Central Green line





Minneapolis to Mall of America

Additional track in downtown
Minneapolis

Southwest Green line



Target Field to St. Louis Park, Hopkins,
Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie

MILESTONES AND WORK
AUTHORIZATION
 Metro

Transit
 Milestones
 Hiawatha

LRT Blue Line
 Bottineau LRT Blue Line
 Southwest LRT Green Line
 Central LRT Green Line

PROJECT CONTROLS
 Metropolitan

Council

 Appointed

by Governor of the State of MN
 17 members
 Responsible for long-range planning for the region  Solely

accountable to the Federal
Transit Administration for completing the project on schedule and within budget PROJECT CONTROL PROCESS
 Tracking

cost of work

 Minnesota

Dept. of Transportation
 Metropolitan Council
 Financial
 Start-up

Control Measures
Check-list form

PROJECT CONTROLS CONT.


Grants
 $675.4

million committed for the project
 State of Minnesota – over $100 million


Office of the Legislative Auditor
 Complete

accounting of all federal, state, and local costs relating to the Hiawatha light rail transit line



University of Minnesota – Board of Regents
 Mitigation

plan

PROJECT COST AND PERFORMANCE
 Variance

Limits
 Part of initial budget planning
 Capital Improvement Program
 Transportation Improvement Program
 Governed by sub-recipient agreement

DATA COLLECTION AND
MONITORING
 Monitoring

Cost Maintenance

 Metropolitan

Council is grantee of federal

funds
 Inspector General of Auditing
 Monthly committee meetings
 Disbursement schedule
 Monitoring and Reconciliation of payments
 Post project Audit

DATA COLLECTION AND MONITORING


Sub-recipient monitoring checklists
 Quarterly

reporting
 Contracted work
 Materials
 Assets and other expenses


Cost Monitoring reports
 Project

sponsors, Project Governing bodies,
Committees, State and Local Stakeholders, other project teams and surrounding committees METHODS AND PROCEDURES
 Project

Budget and Approval

 Project

Start-up Check-List form
 Metropolitan Council Capital Improvement and Transportation Improvement programs
 Grant project oversight

METHODS AND PROCEDURES CONT.
 Notice

of Grant Award

 Control

Document for Project

 Charging
 Contract

Expenses to a Grant

Initiation Memo and…