CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL
A TRANSFORMATIVE INVESTMENT
IN CALIFORNIA’S FUTURE
PRESENTED BY
DON GREBE
DIRECTOR OF REAL PROPERTY
INTERNATIONAL RIGHT OF WAY
ASSOCIATION
JUNE 23, 2014
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
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Who are you working with?
Courtesy: CareerBuilder.com
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Ice breaker
Ideal Right-of-Way Organization for Delivery of HighSpeed Rail Project
• Workforce
Public Employees
Consultants
Hybrid of Both
• Review & Approval Process
Additional Agencies
Autonomous
Hybrid of Both
• Method of Project Delivery • Funding
Design-Build
Bonds & Grants
Design-Bid-Build
Taxes, Tolls or User Fees
Other
(P3) Public-Private
Partnership
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CALIFORNIA HIGH-SPEED RAIL
A TRANSFORMATIVE INVESTMENT
IN CALIFORNIA’S FUTURE
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HIGH-SPEED RAIL: more than a
transportation program
• California is 8th Largest Economy in the World
• Comparable to Northeast Corridor in Terms of Distance,
Population and Complexity
• It is a Transformative Investment
• Connecting all California Population Centers
Challenges of transformative projects
• Transformative Projects Have Never Been Easy
• Golden Gate Bridge:
• “Upside-Down Rat Trap that will Mar the Beauty
of the Bay”
• 2,000+ Lawsuits
• BART – Once Called the Train to Nowhere
• Calif. State Water System, University of Calif. System
• Single-Vote Margins
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Why high-speed rail in California?
• Curbs Congestion
–LAX to SFO is the Busiest Short-Haul
Market in US
–1 in 6 Flights out of LA Heads to San
Francisco Bay Area
–Six of Top 30 Congested Urban
Areas in US Located in California
• Population Growth Estimated to Reach
50 Million by 2050
• Air Quality/Sustainability
–Meets Goals of AB 32/SB 375
–Worst Air Communities in the U.S.
• Alternatives are Costly
–2-3 Times More Expensive
Results for California
• Reduction in Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)
– By 2040, the system will reduce vehicle miles by almost 10
million miles every day
– By 2030, the reduction in VMT would be like removing one 500mile lane of cars
• Daily Number of Flights Diverted
– Starting in 2030, the state will see a daily reduction of 93 to 171
flights
– By 2040, the state will see a daily reduction of 97 to 180 flights
• Statewide Air Quality Improvement
– Tons of volatile organic compounds reduced
– Tons of particulate matter reduced
– Tons of ozone precursors
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Environmental Benefits:
high-speed rail’s best kept secrets
• Preserving Agricultural Land
• Improving Air Quality
• Preserving and Enhancing
Critical Habitat
• Reducing Greenhouse Gases
• Enabling Smart Land Use
• Urban Greening: Planting Trees
• Modernizing Transit Statewide
• Using Renewable Energy
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A STATEWIDE RAIL MODERNIZATION PLAN
Connecting California
•Caltrain Electrification &
Early Investments in the
Peninsula Corridor
•Central Valley “Backbone”
of High-Speed Rail
•Regional Enhancements in
Southern California
•Statewide Connectivity
Projects & Investments
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CONNECTING CALIFORNIA: Small Businesses
Aggressive 30% Goal for Small Business Participation
Which includes:
• 10% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
• 3% for Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE)
Meeting & Exceeding Goals
Free Statewide Small Business Certification Workshops
Partnerships with Federal, State and Local Organizations
Robert Padilla,
Small Business
Advocate
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Connecting California: Job CREATION
• Work on Statewide Rail
Modernization Program is
Underway
• Construction: Direct, Indirect Jobs
in Hard-Hit Sectors
• Permanent: Rail Modernization
Creates Efficiencies Statewide
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Nation’s first high-speed rail
• Initial Operating Section
• 300 Miles
• Central Valley to
San Fernando Valley
• Operational by 2022
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WHY START IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY?
• Central Valley will Serve as the “Backbone” of
a System that will Tie Major Regions of
California Together
• Fastest Growing Region in the State
• Revitalize Central Valley Downtown Centers
• Creates Jobs in a Region with High
Unemployment
• Best, Most Cost-Efficient Location for Testing
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Central valley backbone
•130 Miles
•Madera to North of
Bakersfield
•Multiple Construction
Packages
•Completion 2018
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WORK IS UNDERWAY
• Construction Package 1
• 29 miles between Madera and Fresno
• Design-Build Contract with Joint Venture
Tutor-Perini/Zachry/Parsons
• Property Acquisition, Design Work, Utility Relocation
• Over 240 Employees and 45 Small or Disadvantaged
Businesses Currently Working on the Project
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Right-of-way process
Facts About the Process:
• Protecting Property Rights
• Property Valuations
• Initiation of Negotiation After Record of Decision
(ROD)
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Eminent domain
Notices of Intent to seek a Resolution of Necessity (RON)
30 Days from Public Works Board meeting
15 days to Reply
Condemnation Panel Review (CPR)
Request to Appear
Design, R/W, Legal
Deposit and Suit filed within
30 days of RON adoption
Court Resources/Schedule Strategies
Arbitration Alternatives
Keep Negotiating
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Relocation assistance Program
Relocation Benefits are based on each specific situation:
•Advisory assistance
•Residential displacees may be eligible for:
- Costs to move personal property
- Replacement housing payments
- Incidental expenses
•Non-Residential displacees may be eligible for:
- Moving and related expenses
- Re-establishment and search costs
State of California –
Loss of Business Goodwill Compensation
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Central valley Next steps
Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section: 114 Mile Route
Environmental Clearances Approved by Board May 2014
Federal Clearances Anticipated in Summer 2014
• Construction Package 2-3
• 60 Miles
• Fresno South to North of Bakersfield
• Three World Class Teams Competing for Design-Build
Contract
• Formal Proposals Expected in Fall of 2014
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Right-Of-Way (ROW) - Where we are
Madera to Fresno Section
• April 2013 - First Written Offers Began
• December 2012 - ROW Contracts Awarded to Four
Contract Teams
- Hamner Jewel & Associates (a.k.a Beacon)
- Continental Field Services Corp
- Universal Field Services, Inc
- Golden State Right of Way Team (BRI, ARWS, OPC)
• Contract Costs - $8.5 Million Each (Authority Has
Discretion to Reallocate)
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Right-Of-Way (ROW) - Where we are
Property Acquisition
• As of June 20, 2014
• 385 Parcels Approved for Acquisition
• 301 Parcels Have Received First Written Offers
• 50 Parcels Turned Over to Contractor
• Authority Committed to Working with Impacted
Property Owners
• Coordinating ROW Outreach and Resources
• City of Fresno
• Fresno Economic Development Corporation
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ROW engineering & surveying Services
ROW Contractors Survey Approximately 1000 Central
Valley Parcels, Draft Maps, Stake Parcels, Utility Potholing,
Boundary Maps and Complete ROW Engineering
•Feb 11: Five (5) Contracts Awarded for up to $3.2 Million
Over Four Years; Total Contract not to Exceed $16 Million
O’Dell Engineering
Chaudhary & Associates, Inc.
Quad Knopf, Inc.
Mark Thomas and Company, Inc.
Hernandez, Kroone & Associates Inc.
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Right-Of-Way services RFP #HSR14-14
Madera to Bakersfield SectionEstimated 1100 Impacted Parcels
•June 3, 2014 – Board Approved RFP Release
• ROW Services for Multiple Contracts over 4 Years
•Estimated Cost – Up to $35 Million
•Extension of $34 Million Worth of ROW Services
Currently Conducted by Four Contract Teams
•All Contracts are Available on www.bidsync.com
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Timeline #HSR 14-14: key rfP dates
• June 17: Final RFP advertisement
• July 1: Pre-Bid Conference at Mariposa Mall, Fresno, CA
• July 3: Written question submittal deadline
• July 8: Respond to written questions
• July 14: Proposals due to the Authority by 4pm PST
• July 17: Shortlist of Qualified Contractors Announced
• July 21: Possible interviews held in Sacramento, CA
• July 23: Notice of Intent to Award by 5pm PST
• July 25: Negotiation with top-ranked firm(s)
• July 25: Proposed Agreement Start Date
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Next steps: connecting california
• Continue Work on Statewide Rail Modernization
• Close the Rail Gap Between Northern and
Southern California Via the Central Valley
• Deliver Benefits Now
• Engage, Educate and Partner
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California high-speed rail authority
CONTACT INFORMATION:
770 L Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-324-1541
www.hsr.ca.gov
[email protected]
Don Grebe
Director of Real Property
916-431-2935
[email protected]
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