SOUTHERN FLORIDA’s Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority has awarded a $231·6m contract for further double-tracking work on the Miami - Fort Lauderdale - West Palm Beach corridor. Segment 5 of the operator’s upgrading programme was awarded to Tri-County Rail Constructors on August 24. The group is a joint venture of Herzog Contracting Corp, Granite Construction and The Washington Group.

The design-and-build contract involves doubling 74route-km between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, shared with CSX freight trains and Amtrak inter-city services. Eight stations will be refurbished, another totally rebuilt, and a new station constructed. Signalling will be upgraded, bridges and level crossings improved, and a new passenger information system provided.