Tuesday, September 11, 2012

AECOM awarded contract to help Denver RTD complete I-225 rail line

AECOM Technology Corporation was awarded a contract to provide final design services for the Denver Regional Transportation District's forthcoming I-225 light-rail line.

AECOM will provide final design for a number of elements, including tracks, seven full stations and part of an eighth station, multiple traffic signals and grade crossings, landscaping, permitting, drainage and utilities, park 'n ride areas, eight bridges and transit systems.

"Our excellent performance on Denver's Union Station and our five-year track record of delivering innovation and creativity to RTD were essential to our being asked to lead the design team for the I-225 line," said AECOM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Dionisio. "I am extremely proud that AECOM will help advance this important project."

The 10.5-mile I-225 line is part of the region's ongoing FasTracks System. It will further link Denver's southern communities to Denver International Airport via the East Line and will connect the entire region to the rapidly growing Anschutz-Fitzsimons Medical Campus and Aurora City Center. The AECOM team is part of a larger partnership that proposed innovative financing, design and construction to deliver the entire corridor to revenue service scheduled in late 2015, which is several years earlier than currently programmed.

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