Press Release Jul 13, 2023

Jacobs to Support VPRA in Transforming Passenger Rail in Virginia

Delivering consulting and advisory services to enhance critical infrastructure and mobility for state

DALLAS, July 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected as the prime consultant to the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) to deliver general engineering consulting services for passenger rail initiatives under its Transforming Rail in Virginia infrastructure program, which will connect communities and enhance mobility in Virginia.

VPRA estimates the contract value at up to $10 million per year for a one-year contract with the option to renew for an additional three years. The scope includes, but is not limited to, supporting the planning, design, construction and overall maintenance of projects in connection to the Transforming Rail in Virginia program aiming to double the Amtrak state-supported service, and increasing the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service during the next decade. Through solutions like market analysis and travel demand forecasting, Jacobs will provide comprehensive support for the improvement and expansion of the existing Amtrak service and restoration of Amtrak's Roanoke to the New River Valley service, enabling efforts to establish high-speed passenger rail in the state and increasing resilient and equitable connectivity to Amtrak's Northeast corridor and the rest of the nation.

"This contract is an opportunity to help futureproof Virginia's rail systems in an affordable and equitable way," said Jacobs Americas North Region Senior Vice President and General Manager Chrissy Thom. "We are modernizing critical infrastructure to create more connected and sustainable communities where we live and work."

Jacobs will also support general planning and consulting services for the program under another contract, which VPRA also estimates to be up to $10 million per year, with the option to renew for an additional four years. During the past ten years, Jacobs has shaped the future of rail and transportation in the state of Virginia through our delivery for the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), which partners with the newly formed VPRA

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 $15 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 FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

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