A new approach to mass transit for the Bay Area and beyond
John Engstrom, Regional Manager for California, Bechtel Civil Infrastructure, was featured on Season 5 of the show American Built. John shared the complete story of Bechtel’s ingenuity and problem-solving approach to advance the design, construction, and testing required to deliver the ambitious BART project.
The episode focused on the innovation of a semi-automated, wide-gauge rail car and the monumental challenges of laying a 3.6-mile tunnel under the San Francisco Bay and tunneling through 23 miles of subway, including the segment under Market Street.
As in 1972, BART is celebrated for its advancements in transit construction and technology, and as one of Bechtel’s signature California projects.
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Season 5, Episode 17: Fox Business Network aired the long-anticipated American Built: BART episode on December 12, 2022. If you missed it, check your local cable network or streaming service for airing reruns. The full episode is available to view with a subscription on Fox Nation, or check with your cable network provider or streaming service. See the episode trailer below.