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STB Jurisdiction Over Intrastate Passenger Rail

In Florida, All Aboard Florida, a private entity, is about to launch passenger rail service from Miami to West Palm Beach, with future service extending to Orlando. In California, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is currently constructing a high-speed passenger rail line with the long-term goal of connecting the metro areas of San Francisco and … Continue Reading

California High-Speed Rail Authority Hosts Official Groundbreaking Ceremony

On January 6, 2015, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (the Authority) achieved a significant milestone — the groundbreaking of the only high-speed rail system in the United States.  Gathering at the site of the future train station in downtown Fresno, federal, state and local government officials, as well as hundreds of student, community, transportation, business and … Continue Reading

California High Speed Rail Authority Issues RFQ for Second Phase

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) issued its Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Construction Package 2-3 (CP2-3) on October 10 and will be hosting an industry forum for the project on October 29, 2013.  The RFQ calls for contractors to submit their qualifications to bid on the second phase of high speed rail construction, consisting … Continue Reading

California High-Speed Rail Authority Executes Initial Design-Build Contract for First High-Speed Rail System in the United States

On August 16, 2013, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) executed a design-build contract with a joint venture among Tutor Perini Corporation, Zachry Construction Corporation and Parsons Transportation Group Inc. for the initial segment of the first high-speed rail system in the United States.  The initial segment is 29 miles long and is located in … Continue Reading

California High-Speed Rail Authority Receives Federal Regulatory Authority to Construct Initial Segment of Passenger Rail System

Yesterday, the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) authorized the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) to construct the initial 65-mile segment of its passenger train system between Merced and Fresno, California.  The system will eventually connect the major population centers of the state on over 800 miles of rail lines, operating at speeds up to 220 … Continue Reading

California High-Speed Rail Authority Announces Apparent Best Value Proposer

The California High-Speed Rail Authority recently announced that a joint venture composed of Tutor Perini, Zachry Construction and Parsons has provided the apparent best value proposal for the initial design-build construction package of California’s high-speed rail system located in the Central Valley.  The Authority received four other proposals from Dragados/Samsung/Pulice (composed of  Dragados SA; Samsung … Continue Reading

California High-Speed Rail Authority Shortlists Five Design-Build Teams

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has shortlisted five design-build teams in response to its first design-build project for the first segment of the California High-Speed Train System in California’s Central Valley.    The shortlisted teams are:  California Backbone Builders, composed of Ferrovial Agroman and Acciona California High-Speed Rail Partners, composed of Fluor Corp., Skanska and … Continue Reading

California High-Speed Rail Statements of Qualifications Due Dec. 19

Statements of Qualifications for the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Initial Construction Section, Construction Package 1 (north of the San Joaquin River through the City of Fresno) are due Dec. 19, 2011, with contract award currently scheduled for December 2012.  This is the first of five design-build procurement packages planned for the California High-Speed Rail Project. … Continue Reading
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