RTD staff recommends Kiewit for I-225 light-rail line
The Regional Transportation District staff recommended to the RTD Board of Directors to move forward with a proposal from Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to complete the I-225 Light Rail Line all the way to Peoria. The proposal also commits to completing construction of the line by November 2015, around the same general timeframe as completion of the East Rail Line. The Kiewit team also includes Mass. Electric Construction Co., AECOM, and RBC Capital Markets.
Highlights of the Kiewit proposal and the proposal submitted by Balfour Beatty Ames Joint Venture were shared with the RTD Board which will hear public comment on the recommendation before making a final decision. The public will have an opportunity to provide input at a special FasTracks Monitoring Committee meeting on July 10. The Board will hear additional public comment, discuss the matter and take action in committee on July 17. The Board is then expected to take formal action on a contract award at a Special Board meeting on July 24.
Jennifer Hayes has been an Editor with the CREJ for more than 12 years. Jennifer covers all commercial real estate news for all property types in the Colorado Springs/Southern Front Range and the Western Slope/Mountain Town areas. Jennifer also is Editor of the Construction/Design/Engineering section, the Economic Development section and the Shopping Center section.
Before joining the Colorado Real Estate Journal, Jennifer served as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Texas A&M-Commerce. She earned her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in education from A&M-Commerce.
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