Pacific Imperial Railroad, Inc. (PIR), has entered into a Services Agreement with J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc., (JLP). Under the agreement, JLP will provide a bridge management program, inspect 57 bridges, inspect 17 tunnels and provide a track inspection of the Desert Line. Additionally, JLP will provide oversight during the test train operations in compliance with PIR's agreement with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Ernie Dahlman, CEO of PIR, stated, "Once these inspections are implemented, we are prepared to immediately commence reconstruction activities on the Desert Line."