Seattle Monorail Bid Still in Limbo

March 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/7/2005, Vol. 254 Issue 9, p16
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This article reports that negotiations with the remaining bidder for Seattle, Washington's monorail project will continue until agreement is reached on design and costs. Work was to begin this year on the 14-mile line for a 2009 opening, but the Seattle Monorail Project board has not set a deadline to end talks with Cascadia Monorail, a 29-firm consortium led by Washington Group International and Fluor Corp. Reports have been published that Cascadia's bid exceeds the $1.5-billion engineer's estimate by $200 million. Team Monorail, a 19-member consortium led by Bombardier Transit Corp. withdrew its bid last fall over SMP's tough liability standards and is now asking for a do-over.


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