US: AECOM JV Selected for New Jersey’s GCL Light Rail Project

AECOM’s South Jersey Transit Partners (SJTP) joint venture with STV Incorporated has been selected to provide engineering and project management services for the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) Light Rail project in New Jersey.

The 18-mile corridor will restore passenger service on an existing rail line to improve connectivity in the region, providing an alternative mode of travel to the car.

A future GCL station

The GCL Project Team is managed by the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) in partnership with NJ Transit and the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

Jennifer Aument, Chief Executive of AECOM’s Global Transportation Business said:

“We’re pleased to support the GCL Project Team on this significant project, which aims to maximise current transit assets while minimising environmental impacts, affording riders an economical alternative to car travel in the area.

“We look forward to delivering a comprehensive, cost-effective, and risk-mitigating strategy for the GCL, honed from our work planning, designing, and implementing light rail systems in communities around the world.”

The GCL transit system will use diesel-electric light rail vehicles to serve 14 station stops and connect to DRPA’s PATCO High Speedline, NJ Transit’s River LINE Light Rail, and multiple bus routes.

To deliver this project, the joint venture will provide preliminary engineering, programme management, civil and structural engineering and track design work.

It will also complete risk management, quality assurance, schedule and cost management, permitting and environmental review procedures.

Bane Gaiser, Chief Executive of AECOM’s US East and Latin America region said:

“The GCL is an important initiative to improve mobility by offering quick, reliable, and frequent rail service to the region. Our SJTP joint venture is incredibly proud to continue our crucial work, leveraging our deep understanding of the GCL Project Team’s objectives, the project’s scope, stakeholder engagement, and public needs to successfully deliver a transportation option that will have a positive impact on the day-to-day lives of South Jerseyans.”

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