May 11, 2021
Civil and Environemental Engineering Professor William Ibbs has been appointed by State Controller Betty Yee to serve on the California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) Peer Review Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to review the planning, engineering, financing, and other elements of the HSRA business plan and review funding plans prior to requests for appropriation of bond proceeds for capital cost expenditures. Professor Ibbs's focus while serving on the Committee will be the cost estimating, cost control and scheduling systems being used by the Authority. The project's current cost forecast is $100 Billion.