“We’re pleased to support the GCL Project Team on this significant project, which aims to maximize current transit assets while minimizing environmental impacts, affording riders an economical alternative to car travel in the area,” said Jennifer Aument, Chief Executive of AECOM’s global Transportation business. “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.”
Once complete, the GCL is expected to increase access to cultural, recreational, educational, economic, and medical resources in the area, helping to reduce highway congestion and promote economic development. The joint venture’s scope is anticipated to encompass preliminary engineering, program management, civil and structural engineering, track design, risk management, quality assurance, schedule and cost management, permitting and environmental review, and operational and communication systems.
“The GCL is an important initiative to improve mobility by offering quick, reliable, and frequent rail service to the region,” said Bane Gaiser, Chief Executive of AECOM’s U.S. East and Latin America 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.”
Employing the latest technology in clean light rail vehicle propulsion, the new transit system includes 14 station stops, providing central business district access and creating connections to DRPA’s PATCO High Speedline, NJ Transit’s River LINE Light Rail, and multiple bus routes.