High Speed RailRight of Way Engineering for Construction

Subcontractor to Mark Thomas and Company

San Diego, California

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands.

By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a state-wide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.

GIS Surveyors provided professional land surveying services to acquire the land rights needed to construct, operate and maintain the high-speed rail corridor. Our services included providing appraisal maps, right of way maps, legal descriptions, records of surveys and resolution of necessity exhibits and documents.

Key Components:

Right of way engineering
Photogrammetric mapping
Ground surveys
Legal descriptions
Easement deeds
Records of surveys