On September 10, 2013, the California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”) in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”), announced the shortlist for the Accelerated Regional Transportation Improvements (“ARTI”) Project.

The Project, located in Los Angeles County, includes the development of one high-occupancy toll lane in each direction along Interstate 5 (“I-5”) North from the SR 14 freeway to Parker Road; the design, reconstruction, rehabilitation and maintenance of the pavement of all lanes of the same segment of I-5 North; the development of a segment of the existing SR 71 from the I-10 in Los Angeles County to the San Bernardino County line to expand it to an 8-lane freeway with three general purpose lanes and one high-occupancy vehicle lane in each direction; and the design and construction of approximately 44,800 linear feet of soundwalls at various locations along Interstate 210, SR 170, and Interstate 405.

The shortlisted teams were selected based on statements of qualifications submitted on July 19, 2013 in response to a request for qualifications issued by Caltrans in cooperation with Metro on May 31, 2013.

The four shortlisted teams are:

Accelerate LA

HOCHTIEF, Skanska, InfraRed Capital Partners, Flatiron, Parsons Transportation Group, Cofiroute

Accelerate Los Angeles

Macquarie Capital Group Limited, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Granite Construction Company, Roy Jorgensen Associates, Inc.

LA Accelerated Mobility Partners

Meridiam Infrastructure, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, Walsh Investors L.L.C., Walsh Construction Company, Clark Construction Group, AECOM, Atkinson Contractors, Transfield Services Infrastructure

LA Mobility Partners

Fluor Enterprises, Balfour Beatty, Parsons Brinckerhoff, C.C. Myers, Inc., DBi Services

More information on the ARTI Project can be found at the project website.