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Jacobs to Deliver Final Design on Brightline West High Speed Rail Nevada Segment

LAS VEGAS, NV — Jacobs was selected by Brightline West, America's first true high-speed rail system, for final design of the Nevada rail segment. Brightline West is a 218-mile, $12 billion passenger rail project connecting Las Vegas to Southern California twice as fast as the average drive time.

The Nevada Segment of the system, delivered in strategic partnership with Brightline West and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), will be a 34-mile segment of high-speed rail alignment from the south end of the Las Vegas Strip to the Nevada/California border. Jacobs will provide final design of the trackwork and 22 complex structures, including grading, drainage, geotechnical investigations, traffic engineering, and utility coordination.

"The Brightline West Las Vegas-to-Los Angeles high-speed rail system is a strategic start to a new era of connection and transportation in America, reducing vehicle traffic and offering an eco-friendly alternative," Jacobs Senior Vice President Katus Watson said. "As we advance the final stages of design, our work on the Nevada-side segment, including trackwork and structures, paves the way for this groundbreaking achievement. Together, we're creating a safer, more sustainable mode of travel between these iconic destinations."

When complete, Brightline West's fully electric, zero emission system will take passengers from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in just 2 hours and 10 minutes and is estimated to remove more than 400,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year. Additionally, the Las Vegas-to-Los Angeles high-speed rail system is estimated to generate $10 billion in direct economic impact, while enhancing wildlife protections, reducing highway fatalities and injuries, and eliminating more than 700 million miles of vehicle travel annually.

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