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AECOM Supports Two California High-Speed Train Contracts Worth over $70 Million in Total

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 17, 2009-- AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it will provide tier-two environmental services and preliminary engineering to the California High Speed Rail Authority for the Altamont Corridor and Caltrain Corridor projects. The two high-speed train contracts are worth more than $70 million to AECOM.

AECOM is leading the $56-million Altamont Corridor contract, an 80-mile portion of the high-speed rail system that will connect the Central Valley to the San Francisco Bay Area via the Altamont Pass. Additionally, AECOM, working in partnership with HNTB, is expected to earn approximately $16 million from the Caltrain Corridor, a 50-mile portion of the high-speed rail system that will connect San Jose to San Francisco.

“We are proud to have a continuing role in what will be one of the most important new transportation systems in the United States,” said AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio. “AECOM is always eager to be involved with initiatives that enhance and sustain our built, natural and social environments, and this train system is projected to remove nearly 70 million drivers from the roads and eliminate almost 12.7 billion pounds of green house gas emissions in California. These are the type of projects that define our company.”

AECOM’s history with California’s pursuit of a high-speed train system began in 2000 with programmatic work including alternatives analysis, conceptual engineering and developing tier-one environmental studies for more than 400 miles of the proposed system, between Sacramento and Los Angeles.


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 43,000 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 100 countries and had revenue of $5.6 billion during the 12-month period ended December 31, 2008. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2008, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

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Source: AECOM Technology Corporation

AECOM Technology Corporation
Paul Gennaro, 212-973-3167
SVP & Chief Communications Officer