Press Release Apr 29, 2008

Jacobs Receives Contract for East Side Access Tunnel and Rail Work in New York City

PASADENA, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it and its joint venture partner, LiRo Engineers, Inc., received a contract from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction Company to provide consultant construction management services for the East Side Access project in New York City, N.Y.

Officials estimate the value of the seven-year contract at $75 million.

The project involves boring nearly seven miles of railroad tunnels in Manhattan and Queens; laying 50,000 feet of track; building a new terminal under Grand Central Terminal; and building a new commuter station in the Sunnyside Yard in Queens in addition to extensive infrastructure work.

The new tunnel and track system will provide an alternative route for the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) trains that currently travel underground to Pennsylvania Station on Manhattan's West Side into the new terminal under Grand Central Terminal on the East Side. The connection will increase the LIRR's capacity into Manhattan and shorten travel time dramatically for commuters traveling from Long Island and eastern Queens to the East Side of Manhattan.

The project requires using giant tunnel boring machines to excavate more than a mile of hard-rock dual-bored tunnels under Park Avenue in Manhattan and to bore four soft-ground tunnels to the Sunnyside Yard in Queens. In addition to building the concourse under Grand Central Terminal, the project includes construction of new entrances, ventilation buildings, and substantial surface work -- such as retaining walls and track realignments -- that will be completed during ongoing rail activity in Sunnyside Yard.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Kevin J. McMahon said, "We are delighted to have been selected with our joint venture partner for this project. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by providing the services needed to support its goals of promoting economic development and improvements in services for its customers, which help improve the quality of life in the New York metropolitan region."

LiRo's Chief Executive Officer Luis M. Tormenta, P.E., added, "We are most pleased to serve in our role as consultant construction manager with our joint venture partner Jacobs to assist MTA in bringing the nation's largest commuter rail operation into Grand Central Terminal."

Jacobs, with over 54,000 employees and exceeding $9 billion in revenues, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.

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Mary Bloom

SOURCE Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

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