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San Francisco Announces New Transbay Transit Center Financing Plan

April 25, 2016 - in Financial

Mayor Edwin M. Lee along with Supervisor and Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner Scott Wiener, Supervisor and Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Director Jane Kim, and TJPA Board Chair Greg Harper today announced a proposed financing package to allow…

California High-speed Rail Authority Releases Draft Business Plan

February 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today released the Draft 2016 Business Plan, a foundational document for implementing…

California High-Speed Rail Authority Announces Bid Results on Next 22-Miles of Construction in the Central Valley

January 13, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate, Rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) has identified California Rail Builders as the Apparent Best Value Proposer…

Texas Central Design-Build Development Partnership Announced

October 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Rail

A private group backing a high-speed rail line that will revolutionize travel in Texas has secured support from two world-class firms with extensive experience in Texas to conduct engineering and pre-construction work during the project’s ongoing development…

Richmond-to-Raleigh High-Speed Rail Proposal Receives All Clear

September 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the State of North Carolina and the Commonwealth of Virginia announced today that they have signed off on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)…

In China, High-speed Rail Increases Mobility and Drives Growth in Underdeveloped Regions

June 30, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Rail

June 30, 2015—Nanguang Railway is one of six rail lines currently supported by the World Bank in China and one of three that recently became operational. With a route length of 576 kilometers (358 miles), it connects the capital cities of Guangxi Zhuang…

Construction of Fresno River Viaduct Underway

June 22, 2015 - in Bridges, Construction, Projects, Rail

MADERA, Calif., June 17, 2015—Travelers on Amtrak and State Route 145 in Madera County can see the beginnings of the Fresno River Viaduct, the first aerial structure to be built as part of California’s high-speed rail program. This viaduct will stretch…

High-Speed Rail Authority Board Vice-Chair Jim Hartnett Steps Down, Appointed to Lead San Mateo County Transit District

March 13, 2015 - in People, Rail

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) today released the following statement from Board of Director’s Chair Dan Richard on the departure of Vice-Chair Jim Hartnett and his appointment as General Manager and Chief Executive…

High Speed 2 Coming to England with BIM Leading the Way #YII2014

We heard today from Prof. Andrew McNaughton, the technology director of the High Speed 2 (HS2) project at Bentley's Year in Infrastructure Conference.  HS2 is betting big on BIM, and will stretch the technology through this 42 billion GBP ($80B) project.…

Illinois Governor Marks the Milestone for High-Speed Rail Between Chicago and St. Louis

September 24, 2014 - in Construction, Projects, Rail, Transportation

Governor Pat Quinn today marked a significant milestone in the construction of major high-speed rail track work between Chicago and St. Louis. The Governor was joined by Union Pacific Railroad officials as the last segment of track and ties were replaced.…