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SNC-Lavalin scores two U.S. rail & transit contracts

January 16, 2017

The projects will see SNC-Lavalin providing engineering and project management services in regions of Pennsylvania and Maryland.

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded two rail and transit contracts in the eastern United States. The first is a five-year contract valued at US$13.7 million with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for the engineering and administrative consultancy support services for its electric locomotives and multi-level cab and coach car procurement projects. The services include project management, engineering oversight and review and quality assurance activities.


Purple Line Project, Maryland

The second contract, awarded by Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) and working on the Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line project, with have SNC-Lavalin providing consulting engineering oversight and project management services relating to the light rail vehicles being procured to operate the line.

The Purple Line Project is a 26 kilometres (16.2-mile) light rail line with 21 stations that provides an east-west connection through the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.

C. Once complete, it will connect four Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metro stations, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) and Amtrak train services, and local bus services.

PLTP is a private partner selected by the Maryland Transit to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the project. The PLTP consortium is led by Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, LLC, Fluor Enterprises Inc., and Star America Purple Line, LLC.


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