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AECOM Wins $70-Million Design Services Contract for Public-Private Partnership Highway Project in Florida

I-595 improvements to ease congestion will include reversible express lanes, variable tolling and Bus Rapid Transit

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2009-- AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it has been awarded a $70-million, five-year contract by Dragados USA for design and construction services to upgrade Florida’s I-595 highway.

The $1.25-billion I-595 project is being financed through a public-private partnership (P3) between the Florida Department of Transportation and I-595 Express, a consortium led by ACS Infrastructure Development. Dragados USA, the design-build contractor, will lead the construction effort with AECOM as its design partner.

As the prime consultant on the project, AECOM will provide roadway design, structures, drainage design, utility design, lighting, signals, intelligent-transportation systems for civil works, landscaping, environmental permitting, surveys and geotechnical services. Construction is expected to begin during spring 2009.

“AECOM is proud to support this important and innovative infrastructure project, which will improve transportation safety and convenience for Florida residents and visitors,” said AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio.

P3 ventures are based on a long-term agreement between a government entity and one or more private-sector companies, with the private sector assuming responsibility to design, build, finance and operate the project during the life of the agreement.

“This project provides an excellent example of how the P3 funding model can contribute to important infrastructure projects,” said Dionisio. “We expect to see an increase in P3 projects to quickly fund and deliver necessary infrastructure investments.”


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 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

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Source: AECOM Technology Corporation

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