New Jersey Transit has awarded a task order contract to Modjeski and Masters for Bridge and Railway Engineering work, the firm announced Aug. 8.
As part of the contract, Modjeski and Masters will lead a project team of specialty subconsultants to provide multi-disciplined expertise on heavy and light-rail systems, facilities and equipment on an as-needed basis throughout the state, officials said.
The contract is intended to help prolong the life of the system’s rail structures that serve nearly 270 million passenger trips each year.
“With the state’s rich bridge and railway history, we’re honored to be selected for this contract by NJ Transit,” said Mike Britt, president and CEO of Modjeski and Masters. “Linking major points in New Jersey to Philadelphia and New York, customers rely on these transportation structures every day to guide them to their destinations. We look forward to leveraging our railway experience to make sure these communities stay connected for years to come.”
The contract will allow Modjeski and Masters to provide engineering services for fixed and movable rail bridges, tunnels, culverts, dams, bridges over railways, hydrogeology and ground water surveys, and railroad infrastructure, facilities and systems services.
Work related to the contract will take place for five years and is valued at up to $3.75 million.
“Our entire Bridge and Rail team is extremely grateful to NJ Transit for the continued trust they’ve placed in us by this selection, and we all look forward to building on our very effective working relationships with NJ Transit as an extension to their talented staff,” said Rick Martino, PE, senior project manager for Modjeski and Masters, Inc.