All Aboard Florida

Location: Florida; United States; North America

​All Aboard Florida will be a passenger rail transportation alternative connecting Orlando to Miami with intermediate stations in Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

This is the first privately owned, operated, and maintained passenger rail system in the US in over 100 years. It will use the existing East Coast corridor between Miami and Cocoa, while 40 miles of new tracks along State Road 528 between Cocoa and the Orlando International Airport are built.

Supporting the design, Cardno provided subsurface utility engineering, utility coordination and supported survey services on segments of the overall alignment. During the preliminary phase, Cardno gathered utility information based on historical records and confirmed the location of the utilities by designating (CI/ASCE 38-02 Quality Level B) subsurface utility engineering and supporting survey services throughout the project limits. Our efforts enabled the design team to minimize utility impacts. Utility information and avoiding potential conflicts was used to propose the design of sections at grade, below ground, and bridge.

Cardno staff was trained to work within rail rights of way and implemented effective communication and project management to complete our work on time daily. All field staff received required rail-specific training and had required security and safety credentials for the secured areas of Orlando International Airport. We mobilized many regional and national resources to complete our work on a tight schedule.