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California High-Speed Rail Authority seeks tracks and systems builder

The contractor would design, build and maintain high-speed rail track and systems infrastructure.
Photo – CHSRA


The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) last week released a request for qualifications (RFQ) as part of the agency's efforts to find a contractor to design, build and maintain track and systems infrastructure. 

Under the proposal, the contractor would manage rail infrastructure and be responsible for the operation, inspection, maintenance and renewal of all track and system work for at least 30 years. The contractor also would be responsible for all system testing and commissioning. 

The contract is worth about $1.6 billion, according to the CHSRA RFQ document. 

CHSRA is asking interested firms to submit a statement of qualification by Sept. 5. The authority will create a short list of firms that will be invited to submit detailed proposals in response to the request for proposals (RFP) that CHSRA intends to issue in the fall.


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