CHSRA Taps Atlas, Partners for $400 Million Program Management Contract

Written by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor
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Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc., is a member of the joint-venture team selected to provide program delivery support for the California High-Speed Rail project, the firm announced Jan. 3.

Led by AECOM, the joint venture includes Atlas, other partners and 26 small businesses, according to a release. The $400 million contract awarded by the CHSRA has a term of four years, with two, one-year extension options.

Atlas will book approximately $65 million in fourth quarter 2022 backlog with work expected to begin promptly.

“We are extremely proud to be part of the AECOM-led joint venture and look forward to implementing a best-in-class quality management system for the California High-Speed Rail project, which will help California lead the nation in building world-class infrastructure and combat climate change,” said L. Joe Boyer, Atlas’ Chief Executive Officer. “This win highlights the success we have had in expanding our technical capabilities and scale through acquisitions, enabling us to partner with our clients and communities nationally to transform the way mega-infrastructure projects are delivered.”

As a member of the joint venture team, Atlas said it will create and implement a quality management system that guarantees the execution of the transportation program’s plans, procedures, and activities in a manner that is consistent with both internal and external criteria.

CHSRA currently has 119 miles of rail under construction and 52 miles under advanced design in the Central Valley, with service expected to begin by the end of the decade.