AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 130 countries around the world, announced today that a joint venture it leads was awarded a US$43.3-million contract by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to proceed with advanced preliminary design services, the first phase of the joint venture’s overall contract for the extension of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Green Line light rail service in Boston.
In addition to advanced preliminary design services, the joint venture will provide final design services and services during construction in future phases of the contract for a number of elements, including seven new stations and 4.5 miles of light rail tracks; the relocation of Lechmere station; the reconstruction of bridges along the corridor; and the development of a new maintenance and transportation facility.
“We are proud to partner with the MBTA on its first expansion project in 25 years, which also is currently the largest infrastructure project in Massachusetts,” said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “Our local light rail expertise, as well as our direct experience with the entire MBTA system, position AECOM well to help improve Green Line service for Boston’s residents and visitors.”
The extension project is expected to improve air quality and travel times within the corridor, as well as reduce automobile congestion.About AECOM AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 130 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2012. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com. Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any projections of earnings, statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2012, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement. NR 13-0101
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