J.L. Patterson & Associates to assist with Oregon high-speed rail

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J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc., a transportation-engineering firm providing engineering design, construction management and staff augmentation to public and private sector clientele, as a sub-consultant to David Evans and Associates, Inc., will be providing engineering design management, track design and structures design services for the Oregon Department of Transportation's High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Project. The scope of work includes National Environmental Policy Act and Preliminary Engineering Services.

The project will provide
improvements to the Oregon segment of the Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor for
high-speed intercity passenger rail service between Portland and Eugene,
Oregon. The proposed improvements will increase roundtrips, on-time performance
and average operating speeds and will reduce trip time and carbon emissions.

"This is a strategic and
exciting project for JLP to be involved in. This project will improve both
passenger and freight rail service, and will position the region on the ‘High
Speed Rail’ map nationwide," said Sam Mansour, P.E., vice president of JLP and
the proposed design manager.

The project is being
financed with funds from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009, which allocated $8 billion to jumpstart the development of improved
high-speed intercity passenger rail service in the United States.

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