October 2013 -- Significant progress being made in the 60% design phase
Significant progress is being made in the current 60% design phase. As part of this phase, the project team is completing design related to the following: track and roadway, public utilities, platforms, overhead contact system and traction power, communications, and the operations and maintenance facility. This phase also includes: updating the capital cost estimate, additional geotechnical work, stray current and corrosion control analysis, hollow walk investigations, and traffic analysis. In addition, coordination and negotiation with the utility companies is currently ongoing to try and find consensus on impacts and costs for modifications and relocations.