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.
PGH Wong’s Mission
Improve the World by engineering the future, particularly by connecting people and places through transportation and infrastructure.
PGH Wong’s Vision
Be a place where the Best in the industry perform their Best work while continuing to foster an environment that grows future generation of engineers, architects, and construction professionals.
PGH Wong’s Core Values
- Set a Standard of Excellence.
- Take Care of People.
- Take Care of Employees.
- Be a Trusted Partner.
- Provide Pathways to Professional Excellence and Career Fulfillment.
- Build Collaborative, Innovative, and Disciplined Teams.
- Maintain High Ethical Standards.
- Invest in Those Willing to Learn and Grow.
May 18, 2019
May 25, 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.
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
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.
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. PGH 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.
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.
PGH Wong begins work 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PGH Wong is awarded the SANDAG Mid-Coast Corridor CM Services Contract. Mid-Coast Corridor, which will originate at the Old Town Transit Center, serving the areas north of Downtown San Diego, including the University of California at San Diego, and terminate at the University Towne Centre Transit Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PGH Wong commences work as the Prime Design Consultant for the East Contra Costa BART (eBART) Extension Project.
PGH Wong commences work as the Prime Systems Design Consultant for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit (SVRT) Project.
San Francisco International Airport AirTrain is fully operational, becoming the first systemwide implementation of Communications-Based Train Control System in the USA.
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.
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.
St. Clair County MetroLink Extension opens for revenue service. PGH Wong served as Systems Design Consultant.
PGH Wong wins General Engineering Services Contract for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).
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.
PGH Wong wins Prime Contract for the San Francisco International Airport AirTrain Project, the state-of-the-art fully-automated People Mover System.
PGH Wong begins work as the Prime Consultant for the Systems Design of Utah Transit Authority’s Light Rail Transit System Starter Line.
PGH Wong begins work as the Prime Consultant providing Construction Management Services on the Sacramento Regional Transit District Mather Field Extension.
PGH Wong begins work as the Prime Consultant providing Systems Design for Sacramento Regional Transit District Sunrise/Gold River Light Rail Corridor Extension.
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.
President’s Conference Cars (PCC) Historic Streetcars Rehabilitation Project. PGH Wong rehabilitates the PCC Historical Street Cars that run on the Muni Metro F-line along Market Street to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA. This started the trend of streetcar revitalization in the USA.