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New oversight help for rail project

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SACRAMENTO — Following a bidding process, the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors has selected PGH Wong Engineering, Inc., and Harris & Associates to provide additional oversight and management of contractors who will build the initial 30-mile stretch of high-speed rail from Madera to Fresno.

Thirty percent of the work will be done by small businesses and over 50 percent of those will be located in the Central Valley.

“We’re proud to say both companies that won the PCM contract are California-based firms with extensive experience in transit delivery and design-build programs in California and around the nation,” said Jeff Morales, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

According to an official statement, Wong-Harris will provide extra oversight of inspection and testing, construction safety and security, technical and environmental compliance, document control and public outreach. The purpose of this oversight is to ensure that construction is managed properly and that taxpayers are getting a good value for their investment...


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