July 2012

Consultant Project Profile: AECOM

by METRO Staff

Delivering new and sustainable forms of transportation, the professionals at AECOM are leading the development of high-speed rail networks worldwide that integrate with highway and aviation systems to meet today’s global transportation mobility challenges and provide for future growth.

The company plans, designs and implements complex, integrated systems that include the latest technologies for its clients’ high-speed rail programs. AECOM’s technical resources leverage its project experience and the latest design tools to drive forward a new wave of safe, efficient and environmentally sensitive high-speed rail systems that promote livable and connected communities, reduce highway and aviation congestion, encourage energy independence and efficiency, and help address global climate change.

AECOM is currently providing services for the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s 800-mile high-speed rail line that will be capable of reaching speeds up to 220 mph and connect to various California cities, including San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego. The firm is also providing services for Amtrak’s 425-mile Northeast Corridor High-Speed Rail Feasibility study.

AECOM’s experience incorporates such key skills as: planning and alternatives analysis; environmental impact statements; ridership forecasting; operations planning; operations and maintenance analyses; track and systems engineering; maintenance facilities and equipment design; stations programming and design; and control center design. Other services include vertical circulation and pedestrian simulation, structures and tunneling, construction management and alternative delivery.

According to Engineering-News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook, AECOM’s experts are No. 1 in Transportation — and have maintained this standard of excellence for 12 consecutive years.


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