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Wed May 5, 2021, 10:12 AM

Kiewit, Mass Electric finalize Texas Central (high-speed rail) contract

Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. (Kiewit) and affiliate Mass. Electric Construction Co. (Mass Electric) have been awarded a $1.6-billion contract to install the core electrical systems required for operation of Texas Centralís planned Dallas to Houston high-speed train.

Mass Electric signed an Early Contract Involvement agreement with Texas Central in 2019 to define the scope, execution plan, schedule and price for the core electrical system contract. The scope of work under the signed contract includes critical safety and systems elements such as traction power, signaling and communications equipment.

"Kiewit and Mass. Electric are national leaders in installing complex and large-scale electric systems and have long track records of delivering high-quality rail systems safely and effectively," said Carlos Aguilar, CEO of Texas Central Railroad. "Combining their experience with the safety of an integrated system is essential to the operation of the Texas Central Railroad. Signing this contract is the next step in making the Texas Central Railroad the first high-speed rail system to be implemented in the United States."

Texas Central explains the core systems to be installed are a key component of the N700S Shinkansen technology that will be deployed on the project. The high-speed rail provider says using a complete systems approach creates unparalleled safety performance with the trains, infrastructure and supporting high-speed rail technology designed and engineered to work together as an integrated unit. ................(more)


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Wed May 5, 2021, 10:25 AM

1. I went to a meeting about the land grab associated with this near Houston.

Lots of unhappy people. Going through farm and ranch land cutting properties in half with no proposed way to get directly from one side of the property to the other. Imminent domain seizing property from people in poor areas of the two cities without adequate compensation so they can buy another home, etc, etc.

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