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 the Los Angeles. These projects have a common denominator: each envisions intercity passenger rail service entirely within one state. But when it comes to economic regulation by the federal government, these projects are treated ...
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 of a 60-mile route from Fresno south to the Tulare-Kern County line near Bakersfield. The construction contract for the first 29 miles, from Madera to Fresno, was signed on August 19 of this year.
Firms will have until December 6 to ...
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 California's Central Valley. The contract is valued at approximately $985 million, plus an additional $53 million in provisional sums. Please refer to the Authority's web site for further information.
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 PCL Constructors
- California High-Speed Ventures, composed of Kiewit Corp., Granite Construction and Comsa EMTE
- Dragados SA, Flatiron Construction Corp. and Shimmick ...
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