Bidding opens for $450M California light-rail project

Project tests trend toward public-private partnerships.

The Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority in California has opened bids for Phase 2a of its light-rail extension project. The estimated $450 million job includes track, utilities, stations, bridges and more. The contractor will design, build and finance the project, which is being structured as a public-private partnership and is "spearheading a trend toward public-private partnerships in California."

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Pasadena Star-News (Calif.) (8/31)