Comtech Group and KKCS Joint Venture Awarded Multi-Year Contract to Support Metrolink's Capital Improvement Program and Rehabilitation Projects

March 02, 2023

Integrated Program Partners (IPP-JV), a joint venture formed by Comtech Group (Comtech) and Kal Krishnan Consulting Services (KKCS), has been awarded a multi-year contract to support Metrolink's capital improvement program and rehabilitation projects. The joint venture will provide program management oversight and program controls support services to Metrolink, a public transportation system in Southern California.


Both companies comprising the joint venture possess core competencies in program management, program controls and digital transformation. The team has committed to the strategic inclusion of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) subcontractors, including locally-owned firms led by minority and women owners. With a DBE participation rate exceeding 48 percent, the IPP-JV team is a true reflection of the diversity of Southern California.


"We formed a purpose-built partnership to provide Metrolink with industry-leading resources that offer best practices, solutions and strategies for addressing the scope, budget and schedule challenges and risks," said Elie Dagher, Comtech's Vice President, Business Development. "We pride ourselves on our client-centric approach and look forward to supporting Metrolink and its capital projects for the next several years."


"We are proud to have a team of firms that understand the art and science of project controls along with experience working on commuter rail projects. We understand the complexities that Metrolink faces as they implement its capital program while keeping all lines operational. We are eager to get started in supporting Metrolink along with Comtech and our subs on helping them deliver their capital projects on time and within budget," said Dev A. Krishnan, President and CEO of KKCS.


Metrolink is the third-largest commuter rail system in the United States, serving 432 million passengers annually across six southern California counties. Metrolink's system contains seven lines with 62 stations operating on 407 unduplicated route miles and 538 total route miles (863 km).