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- So the California High-Speed Rail Authority asked firms to suggest how to reduce costs, speed up construction and attract outside money.
- Officials with the rail authority called the receipt of 36 responses a sign that the private sector is very interested.
- The rail authority released the documents to The Associated Press under a Public Records Act request.
- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Businesses that might bid to build a high-speed rail network across California are questioning whether there will be enough government funding to complete the complex and ambitious project.
- In response it received 36 submissions from firms including global construction and engineering giants AECOM, Siemens and Parsons.
- For some construction workers, any thoughts of slacking off could soon seem rather quaint.
- Monitoring activity across a large, complex construction site is particularly difficult because there are so many moving parts, and because the jobs being performed change frequently.
- Once per day, several drones automatically patrol the Sacramento work site, collecting video footage.
- The software developed by the University of Illinois team can show how different subcontracting teams are working together.
- At the Sacramento project, video is being captured by a drone-operating company called ImageInFlight.