A new Siemens Mobility trainset is heading to Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad. Also, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) is passed over for Multimodal Project Disciplinary Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT); and a recent audit finds that USDOT oversight of Seattle’s transportation-funds management is insufficient.
California High Speed Rail Authority
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) on Dec.19 announced that it has awarded Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based engineering firm Stantec a $41 million contract to design the 33.9-mile Merced to Madera extension, the key junction that will connect the 500-mile-long project between the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and officials from the Port of Los Angeles were honored at the annual WTS-LA Scholarship and Awards dinner. Also, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has appointed 25 voting members to serve on the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC).
In lieu of extending a track and systems procurement again, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has abandoned two existing bids and will restructure and re-bid the project.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s (CHRSA) Board of Directors on Oct. 20 announced that it has awarded an approximately $35 million contract to Foster + Partners and Arup (F+P Arup) for design and support services for the Merced, Fresno, Kings/Tulare and Bakersfield stations that will serve passengers on the California high-speed rail project’s initial 171-mile segment.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) is applying for a $67 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to improve highway/rail grade crossings in Shafter, Calif.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) on Sept. 2 released for public review the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Palmdale-Burbank segment of its 500-mile Phase 1 system from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim. Update: The public comment period has been extended by 30 days.
The Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA) has hired Thomas Frawley as Interim Director. Also, Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., has joined the California Mobility Center (CMC) as CEO.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board has certified the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the approximately 43-mile San Francisco to San Jose section, approving the project. The move completes environmental clearance for high speed rail in Northern California and extends that clearance to 420 miles of the 500-mile Phase 1 alignment connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim, CHSRA reported.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has awarded $85.9 million in contracts to advance design of the Central Valley’s Merced-to-Madera and Fresno-to-Bakersfield project segments, covering a total of 52.4 miles.