Michigan Department of Transportation

Project Name

Project Management Oversight and Engineering Services

Chicago – Detroit/Pontiac Intercity Passenger Rail Corridor


Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois

Project Description

As a result of its steady focus on developing high speed service, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been awarded federal ARRA funds to procure the Norfolk Southern property from Kalamazoo to Town Line and to implement a variety of improvements necessary to both maintain current service and enable the introduction of increased speeds and frequencies. Quandel Consultants was selected to provide program and project level engineering and management services to support the improvement and implementation of accelerated rail services between Pontiac/Detroit and Chicago. Quandel Consultants will provide a variety of engineering and management services to MDOT including: -Project Management -Railroad Capacity Modeling -Railroad Feasibility Studies -Development of Grant Applications -Project Estimating -Track and Bridge Inspections -Development of Railroad Bridge Management Plans -Review of Train Equipment -Supporting MDOT Staff on Management Activities -Public Involvement -Development of Standards, Manuals, and Guides -Railroad Infrastructure Designs and Design Reviews