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The California High-Speed Rail Project

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 9:51 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Jeffrey Payne, a professional engineer, who serves as quality oversight manager on the California High Speed Rail CP4 project for HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm joins Enterprise Radio.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Jeffrey Payne discuss the following:

  1. You have more than three decades of leadership experience with transportation infrastructure, currently serving as HNTB’s quality oversight manager on America’s largest on-going infrastructure project – California’s High-Speed Rail. Can you share a general overview of the project, the construction packages and some of the milestones that have been achieved?
  2. The California High-Speed Rail project is a $64 billion plan to bring 800 miles of track up and down the Golden State. Clearly, a project of this magnitude requires extensive experience and expertise, what differentiates HNTB and its team of professionals working on this project?
  3. Can you describe your leadership role and your responsibilities on the CP4 project?
  4. With more than 119-miles of active construction in California’s Central Valley already underway, the project has undoubtedly faced some challenges.  What strategies have been employed to overcome these challenges and keep the project moving forward?
  5. With your extensive involvement on California’s bullet train, can you describe some of the keys to success in collaborating effectively with all the major stakeholders?
  6. Can you share any lessons learned that could benefit other professionals working on similar major infrastructure projects?

Jeffrey Scott Payne, PE, is the Quality Oversight Manager of the California High Speed Rail CP4
 for HNTB Corporation. Mr. Payne manages all aspects of quality control/quality assurance for project design and construction management oversight on Phase CP-4 of the California High Speed Rail contract which is $444M in Tulare & Kern County. The design/build project consists of 22 miles of new track subgrade alignment, multiple railroad grade separations, utility relocations, local agency coordination and street improvements, environmental compliance, right-of-way acquisition, and public outreach. Ensure California Rail Builder (CRB) performs all work in accordance with contract requirements and provisions, conduct audits of records, issue nonconforming reports, develop correction action plans, and preventative action plans.


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