Press Release May 22, 2024

Jacobs Selected to Provide Program Management Services for Florida Public Transit Expansion

Program will connect state's third biggest airport to world's third busiest cruise port; Supports vision to create more sustainable, connected and inclusive communities

Aerial view of Brightline Bus Central Terminal in Florida

DALLAS, May 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected to provide program management services for Broward County Transportation Department's first-ever public transit expansion. The 30-year, $4.4 billion program will transform the county's transportation infrastructure into a multimodal transit system with a new light rail route connecting Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Port Everglades in Florida, U.S.

Leveraging experience from similar complex infrastructure programs, Jacobs will manage all program services under its five-year, $17.5 million contract with the county, from developing design criteria for the initial rail transit project to identifying ways to optimize system maintenance and operations. In addition to light rail, the program includes bus rapid transit and commuter rail as well as transit-oriented development and affordable housing. In 2018, county residents approved a one-percent transportation surtax to fund the program.

"Public transit systems can do more than move people. They connect communities and stimulate economic development," said Jacobs Senior Vice President Chrissy Thom. "Expanding these complex systems in a dense urban area like Broward County is challenging but critically necessary to meet South Florida's growing population and immense tourism industry."

In the past 14 years, more than 100,000 new residents have moved to Broward County making it one of America's largest counties. By modernizing transit infrastructure and developing mixed-use spaces with affordable housing options, the county hopes to further stimulate growth while making it easier for residents and visitors to travel not only from the airport to the port but throughout the region.

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 New York City's Grand Central Madison project, which transformed the busiest commuter railroad in the U.S., the 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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