Tag: rail project


Final Agreement Signed on $16B Texas High-Speed Rail Project

June 18, 2021

Via: ENR

Nearly two years after announcing the award of a design-build contract between The Lane Construction Corp. and joint-venture partner Webuild Group to build a high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston for Texas Central, the final agreement on the design-build project […]


Brightline SoCal rail project still on track despite financing, cost issues

February 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Brightline West is the most recent iteration of what was previously known as Virgin Trains USA, which was backed by billionaire investor Richard Branson’s Virgin Group Ltd. He exited the project in 2020, and the current re-branding is aimed at […]

Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Brightline shaves almost a year from Florida rail project using precast tunnel system

September 4, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Commonly used in Europe for rail construction, the box-jacking method was first used in the U.S. earlier this year on the Long Island Railroad expansion project in New York City. In this project, similar precast concrete boxes were installed under […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Justice Department subpoenas Honolulu high-speed rail records

February 20, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The DOJ, according to Hawaii News Now, has not indicated what the exact focus of the investigation is, but Randy Roth, a retired law professor, told Hawaii News Now that this is the first investigation into the rail project that […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Honolulu votes to help fund beleaguered $8B rail project

November 6, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

As it stands now, projected costs for the rail are $3 billion higher than original estimates, and the project is approximately nine months behind schedule. However, costs could escalate further if the authority has to make good on a $200 […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Chicago facing major hurdles in proposed $2.3B rail project

October 3, 2016

Via: Construction Dive

The CTA, however, is not the only transportation authority facing significant challenges when it comes to rail projects. The scramble for enough money to achieve even a small percentage of the necessary repairs and upgrades needed to fix crumbling roads […]