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AECOM Awarded Contract for Engineering, Design of Approximately $930-Million Twin Cities Light Rail Project

Transportation Expertise Showcased as AECOM Wins $91-Million Contract

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 8, 2007--AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, has announced that it will serve as prime consultant for the approximately $930-million Minneapolis-St. Paul Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) project.

Experts from AECOM's transportation practice area, led by DMJM Harris, are being supported by the company's urban planning practice in managing the project, which has a total contract value of nearly $91 million. Services will include preliminary engineering, final design and design-support services during construction.

"Our work on this mega-project provides an excellent example of the fully integrated portfolio of services that AECOM is able to deliver to our clients globally," said John M. Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer.

The Central Corridor project will integrate with the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit line, which currently serves Minneapolis' business district, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. Additionally, the railway will connect the University of Minnesota, the state Capitol complex and downtown St. Paul.

The AECOM team will work with the Twin Cities' Metropolitan Council to develop community participation initiatives, minimize construction impacts to corridor stakeholders and implement context-sensitive design for the historic project.


AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental and energy. With more than 31,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. AECOM serves clients in more than 60 countries and has achieved annual revenue of more than $4 billion for the past 12 months. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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