A consortium that includes Pasadena engineering giant Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has won the bid to design and construct the second phase of the state’s high-speed rail project, the California High-Speed Rail Authority in Sacramento announced Thursday.
The winning group also includes Dragados USA Inc. in Costa Mesa; Flatiron West Inc. of Broomfield, Colo.; and Shimmick Construction Co. Inc. of Irvine. All the companies either construct or act as general contractors for large civil infrastructure projects.
Jacobs, which designs and provides engineering services for transportation project including light rail and heavy rail systems, will be the lead designer for the project, which will cover 65 miles from Fresno to near Bakersfield.
The joint venture won the bid to complete the project with its estimated cost of $1.2 billion. That beat out two other teams, one of which included two local companies: builder Tutor Perini Corp. of Sylmar and engineering firm Parsons Corp. of Pasadena.
Tutor Perini and Parsons are part of the group that won last year’s bid to build the first phase of the rail project, which stretches from Madera to Fresno.