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Jacobs Joint Venture Named Amtrak's Delivery Partner for Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program

Supports modernization for America's busiest passenger railroad, improving service and travel times for millions

Frederick Douglass Tunnel rendering courtesy of Amtrak

Rendering courtesy of Amtrak

DALLAS, April 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J), operating under a joint venture with AECOM, was selected as Amtrak's Delivery Partner for the Frederick Douglass Tunnel program, one of the largest national transportation infrastructure investments. The joint venture team will provide program and construction management services from contract initiation through service commissioning.

The Frederick Douglass Tunnel program, with an estimated construction value at $6 billion, according to Amtrak, includes two new high-capacity tunnel tubes designed for electrified passenger trains. In addition, new roadway, railroad bridges and upgraded rail systems, together with improved accessibility thanks to a new ADA-accessible West Baltimore MARC station, will transform a ten-mile section of the Northeast Corridor and deliver significant improvements to local infrastructure.

"These enhancements will improve reliability, speed and safety through a critical link in the Northeast Corridor driving economic growth and fostering community development," said Jacobs Senior Vice President Chrissy Thom. "As Amtrak's first Delivery Partner with an innovative program management delivery model, the team can address challenges quickly and transparently without disrupting service on one of Amtrak's busiest routes."

Currently in the demolition phase, major construction activities for this transformative program will begin later this year.

Ranked as No.1 in Program Management by Engineering News-Record, Jacobs delivers today's most complex, challenging and iconic infrastructure and transformation programs. Jacobs has supported programs like the Port of San Francisco Waterfront Resilience Program, Thames Tideway Tunnel, one of the largest water infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the U.K., and Etihad Rail, one of the largest infrastructure efforts in the United Arab Emirates.

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With approximately $16 billion in annual revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. Visit and connect with Jacobs on Facebook, InstagramLinkedIn and X.

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