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Shakeup in Calif. bad news for high-speed rail?

| January 13, 2012
In surprising news yesterday, California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Roelof van Ark announced his departure, effective in February. The authority's chairman of the board, Thomas J. Umberg announced that he would also vacate his position and recommend that Dan Richard, who was recently appointed to the board by Gov. Jerry Brown, assume his leadership role.

Calif. high-speed rail leadership shakeup

Rail| January 12, 2012
Amid growing criticism of the project, the California High-Speed Rail Authority's Chairman of the Board Thomas J. Umberg announced the resignation of CEO Roelof van Ark, effective in two months.
Rail| November 15, 2011

Calif. high-speed group to qualify design-build contractors

Initial construction in the Central Valley will begin next fall, upon completion of the environmental process. With an estimated value of $1.5 billion to $2 billion, this large design-build construction contract will be placed before the end of 2012.
Rail| August 10, 2011

Calif. high-speed rail project to cost billions more

Building the line is expected to cost $3.8 billion to $6.9 billion between Merced and Fresno, depending on which route is chosen, according to an environmental impact report released by the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
Rail| August 8, 2011

Calif. receives $86.4M more for high-speed rail

The funds secured in the agreement were a portion of the May 2011 award, which was the re-allocation of funding from Florida. This amends a previous agreement signed in December 2010.
Rail| February 9, 2011

Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority inviting private investment

Issues a "request for expressions of interest" as a first step in the procurement process that will award contracts for the first $5.5 billion in construction and ultimately for the design and construction of the entire system, its trainsets, and its operations and maintenance.
Rail| October 28, 2010

Audit: Calif. rail group improperly documenting payments

Of the $8.9 million in payments reviewed, about 38 percent, was paid out without records showing how many hours the consultants had worked. Still, management has improved under new Chief Executive Roelof van Ark.
Bus| May 11, 2010

Integrated Control Centers Bolster Rail Service Efficiency

The technology is heading toward more automation and integration. The inclusion of security and information management systems in projects is growing substantially.
Rail| May 7, 2010

Calif. high-speed rail group names CEO

Roelof van Ark, who currently serves as president of Alstom Transportation, will make $375,000, making him one of state government's highest paid non-university workers.

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