Parsons HSR Joint Venture Opens Office in Fresno

Parsons is pleased to announce the opening of the Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons Joint Venture’s (TPZP JV) office in Fresno, Calif. The TPZP JV, which occupies three floors of the historic Grand Tower in downtown Fresno, recently received an executed contract — valued at approximately $985 million, plus an additional $53 million in provisional sums — from the California High-Speed Rail Authority to construct the first segment of the California HSR project.

An open house was held on Tuesday, September 24, to celebrate the office opening. Speakers at the event included Fresno County Economic Development Corporation President Lee Ann Eager, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales.

“The opening of the TPZP JV’s office in Fresno represents a major step toward the realization of high-speed rail in California,” said Garry Higdem, Parsons group president. “Parsons is part of a great team for this effort, and our high-speed rail professionals are looking forward to moving in and getting this project off the ground.”

California’s high-speed rail — the first high-speed rail system in the nation — will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs, and preserve agricultural and protected lands. Parsons is serving as the lead designer and construction partner for the first segment, which will stretch 29 miles between Madera and Fresno.