Archive | August, 2013

The winning bid: anything interesting?

The California High Speed Rail Authority has posted the first construction contract, as well as the bid package from eventual winner Tutor Perini + Parsons + Zachry. There are literally thousands of pages of information, but we noticed a few things. The Tutor JV failed to initially include financial information that would have highlighted Tutor’s […]

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The High Speed Rail Authority loses in court: does it matter?

On Friday August 16th, Judge Michael Kenny ruled that the “funding plan” the Authority adopted was an abuse of their discretion. Read  the opinion. While the judge deferred to another hearing a decision about the consequences, the carefully worded opinion strongly hints that  the consequences may be very significant indeed –  possibly even a death […]

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