T.Y. Lin International was selected by the California High Speed Rail Authority as prime consultant for the Program Management Oversight (PMO) of the statewide intercity High Speed Train system. The 800-mile system will connect all of California’s major cities, with total construction costs projected to be approximately $50 billion. The first section has now been fully funded and is moving forward in the Central Valley of California, between Bakersfield and Fresno, in order to begin the backbone of the system connecting Northern and Southern California and to provide a test track for new 220 MPH trains.
- One of the largest public works projects in the United States
- 800-mile, 220 MPH system connecting all major California cities
- Prime consultant working as trusted advisor to the owner
- Comprehensive, multi-disciplined team
The planning, engineering, and environmental work on the system is being completed by regional consultant teams for each of the ten sections, and those teams are managed through a Program Management Consultant (PMC). T.Y. Lin International’s team members work as an extension of Authority staff and oversee the activities of both the regional consultant teams and the PMC.
T.Y. Lin International is providing a comprehensive, multi-disciplined oversight team that identifies and tracks ongoing project tasks, work progress, and possible problem areas. The team also works with the PMC and Authority staff to make any needed adjustments and corrections to keep the program on schedule, within budget, and according to specifications.
The PMO supports the Authority in achieving its objectives with interagency work and also supports the Authority in its dealings with key state and federal regulatory agencies, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), railroad owners and operators, and other stakeholders. Additionally, the PMO is responsible for advising the Authority on how to best manage and utilize various procurement and delivery options, such as design-build, design-bid-build, or public-private partnerships.