AECOM design partnership awarded contract for Region of Waterloo light rail
transit project in Canada
Contract expected to be worth approximately US$23 million to AECOM.
LOS ANGELES -- June 16, 2014
AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE:ACM), the world’s #1-ranked engineering
design firm, announced today that GrandLinq, a public-private partnership
(PPP) in which it participates, has been awarded a contract by the Region of
Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
The GrandLinq PPP will design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new
at-grade light rail transit (LRT) system between the cities of Waterloo and
Kitchener. The contract is expected to be worth approximately US$23 million to
As the PPP’s design lead, AECOM is responsible for the project’s detailed
design, including track, civil, utilities, architecture, structural,
landscape, systems and environmental services. Known as ION, the LRT system
consists of 11 miles of track, 19 stops, 13 traction power stations and a new
operations and maintenance facility to house and service the ION vehicle
fleet. A focal point of the project will be the construction of a major grade
separation for a future intermodal transit facility. Other notable scope
elements include two new rail structures and public infrastructure works.
“We are proud that AECOM will help advance the region’s transit system by
providing integrated design management, as well as environmental and
community-outreach services,” said Michael S. Burke, AECOM president and chief
executive officer. “We look forward to leveraging AECOM’s expertise — working
with our partners to deliver a convenient and environmentally friendly
transportation option to residents.”
Work on the project has already commenced. Project construction is expected to
be completed by 2017.
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