(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for any project along the high-speed rail network, the authority may contract with the department to perform project design and engineering services, including construction inspection services.
(b) For purposes of this section, “project design and engineering services, including construction inspection services” means preliminary engineering, planning, prebid services, right-of-way acquisition, preparation of environmental documents, preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates, construction inspection including surveying and materials testing, quality control inspection including highway and utility relocation, and grade separations.
Terms Used In California Public Utilities Code 185037
- Authority: means the High-Speed Rail Authority. See California Public Utilities Code 185012
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Public Utilities Code 185012
- High-speed rail: means intercity passenger rail service that utilizes an alignment and technology that makes it capable of sustained speeds of 200 miles per hour or greater. See California Public Utilities Code 185012
(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 267, Sec. 3. Effective August 26, 2008.)