Aecom wins contract for a new LRT in New Jersey

Glassboro-Camden LRTAecom announced that its South Jersey Transit Partners (SJTP) joint venture with STV Incorporated was selected to provide services for the Glassboro-Camden LRT (GCL) project in New Jersey.

Under the contract, the joint venture will deliver engineering, project management, and additional professional services for the project. “We look forward to delivering a comprehensive, cost-effective, and risk-mitigating strategy for the GCL,” Jennifer Aument, chief executive of Aecom’s global Transporta business said.

The joint venture’s scope is anticipated to encompass preliminary engineering, programme management, civil and structural engineering, track design, risk management, quality assurance, schedule and cost management, permitting and environmental review, and operational and communication systems.

At the beginning of 2021, the light rail project has achieved a significant milestone with the completion of a comprehensive Environmental Impact Study (EIS). With this contract, the project is moving closer to construction works.

The Glassboro-Camden LRT project covers the construction of a 29 km railway line and 14 stops crossing twelve communities in Southern New Jersey.

The proposed line would restore passenger rail service along the existing rail line from Glassboro to Camden operated by light rail vehicles similar to the ones operated by NJ Transit. The line will provide a fast, reliable and frequent service increasing mobility and improving links between the established communities and activity centres. Connections will be possible in Camden from the GCL to Philadelphia, Trenton, and more distant points in the region via the PATCO Speedline, the NJ Transit River Line, and bus transport.

The GCL project team is managed by the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) with partners NJ Transit and the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

The trips along the corridor are made primarily by car with major roadways experiencing congestion during peak hours, and even greater travel demands associated with growth in population and employment are predicted for the future in Gloucester and Camden counties.


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