Infrastructure consulting firm South Jersey Transit Partners has been selected by the Glassboro-Camden Line project team to provide preliminary engineering and design, project management and professional services for the pre-construction phase of the light rail line.
The PED phase is a critical part of the 18-mile project, as it will define the overall project configuration and develop a strategic construction plan. This phase, which is expected to take three years, provides design specifications and contract documents, secures right-of-way acquisitions and easements, and performs geotechnical and utility surveys.
The SJTP is a joint venture between AECOM and STV Inc., two nationally recognized transit planning and engineering firms. SJTP will provide project management office functions, including continued community relations and public involvement for the GCL throughout the design and construction phases.
The Glassboro-Camden Line is an 18-mile passenger light rail line that will traverse Gloucester and Camden counties. It will restore passenger rail service along an existing rail line, with the goal of increasing mobility and improving links between established communities, jobs and activity centers in the region.
Bane Gaiser, CEO of AECOM’s U.S. East and Latin America region, said the company is eager to do its part.
AECOM is an American multinational infrastructure consulting firm. AECOM has approximately 51,000 employees.
“Our SJTP joint venture is incredibly proud to continue our crucial work, leveraging our deep understanding of the GCL’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,” he said.
Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson said the project will have great impact.
“We expect public transportation to be even more important in the future,” he said. “The time is now to build permanent infrastructure that will provide the residents and businesses in South Jersey with safe and equitable access to key destinations and to create opportunities for business expansion and employee recruitment.”