The contract includes completing the design and constructing the line, track, systems and stations for the 10-mile Berryessa Extension Project, the first phase of the 16-mile BART Extension into Santa Clara Valley. The Skanska-Shimmick-Herzog JV bid was $772 million, $77 million less than the engineer's estimate. The best-value selection criteria included evaluating the proposer's management, technical skills and schedule in addition to pricing. The Skanska-Shimmick-Herzog JV proposal ranked highest, and their proposed construction schedule is anticipated to enable passenger sevice sooner than 2018.

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