RDCS LLC will provide certified arborist consulting services for the transportation project, located in Chula Vista, California. RDCS will develop a street tree inventory, include street tree tagging for surveyor identification, and arboriculture tree report. Arborist design consulting services include tree protection general notes, protection plans, details and technical specifications, and an opinion on probable construction costs.
SANDAG and the City of Chula Vista are designing plans and providing direct project oversight for engineering and construction of the priority bus lanes and new bus stations. SANDAG has contracted with Kimley-Horn and Associates (KHA) for engineering and environmental design services for the SBBRT Project. KHA is one of the nations top engineering and environmental consulting firms, with local offices in San Diego, California. KHA consults on government infrastructure and transportation project, covering a full range of technologies from streetcars and light rail to commuter rail, bus and bus rapid transit projects.
The SBBRT project is divided into two segments, the first segment includes design and construction of a 13-mile Rapid Transit Bus alignment between Otay Ranch in Chula Vista and downtown San Diego, using East Palomar Street, I-805 and state route 94. The designs includes construction of two new priority bus lanes located in the median of East Palomar Street. The second segment extends the SBBRT four miles from Chula Vista to the Otay Mesa border crossing.
KHA hired RDCS to inventory trees along a 3.5 mile section of the SBBRT alignment on East Palomar Street. There are approximately 1,500 existing trees and palms located in Palomar Street median and right of ways, majority will be impacted by construction of the high speed bus lanes. Project stakeholders elected to consult with RDCS to determine tree retention, relocation, reuse and disposal alternatives. The City of Chula requested RDCS to recommend a new street tree theme and tree palette as one of many design alternatives. Read the full story at http://www.landscapeexpertwitness.com/
"Having the opportunity to work for a national engineering and environmental design firm such as KHA is exactly the type of client we want to cultivate" said Jeremy Rappoport, President of RDCS LLC. "We distinguish RDCS by our experience and expertise in commercial and subdivision land development and construction."
RDCS is certified by the California Department of General Services as a small business enterprise and SANDAG approved RDCS to their Architecture and Engineering (A&E Bench Consultant) list, article at http://www.landscapeexpertwitness.com/
Mr. Rappoport stated "Our development experience provides RDCS a significant advantage over other arborist, tree and landscape consultants. We plan on leveraging that experience to promote our specialty environmental skills as a certified arborist, landscape, horticulture and land development sub-consultant to architecture and engineering firms, environmental and landscape architecture consultants, government agencies and jurisdictions."
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