AECOM Wins Services Contract for Edmonton’s Light Rail Transit Extension

AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced last week that it had been awarded a US$20 million contract in Canada to provide program management services for the City of Edmonton's Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension from downtown Edmonton to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

The project's total construction value is approximately US$708 million, the company said.

AECOM will provide program management and design services for Phase 1 of the 2-mile extension, which will branch off the existing underground light rail transit system. The extension will have approximately 2,300 feet of tunnel and 1.5 miles of trackage on the surface. Three new stations will be built at health care and educational institution destination points.