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Atkins to help in $20bn LA rail expansion

6 Aug 13 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro, has selected Atkins to serve as a general engineering consultant (GEC) in support of the network operations, maintenance and expansion plans.

Jon McDonald, Atkins’ business sector manager, said: “Los Angeles is one of the nation’s largest, most populous counties and Metro is the country’s third-largest transit agency, having built six rail lines with almost 90 miles of track and 80 stations since opening its Blue Line in 1990. With funding from a variety of sources, the Authority is likely to spend more than US$20bn over the next 10 years to maintain, upgrade and expand its rail system. This selection positions our transit and rail group with a major new client in a new market, and we’re pleased that Metro recognises the wide range of skills we bring to the table.”

Atkins will be part of a GEC framework under which companies are selected on an as-needed, task-order basis to bid to provide such services as computer-aided design and drafting and civil and facilities design.

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