The stakeholders behind the Glassboro-Camden Line project selected South Jersey Transit Partners on Oct. 27 for the next step of the pre-construction phase of the light rail line.
SJTP, a joint venture between AECOM and STV Inc., is an infrastructure consulting firm that will provide preliminary engineering and design, project management, and professional services as the project enters the preliminary engineering design phase.
The Glassboro-Camden Line is an 18-mile passenger light rail line linking Gloucester and Camden counties, restoring passenger rail service along an existing line. The project is being is being managed by the Delaware River Port Authority with NJ Transit and the South Jersey Transportation Authority serving as project partners.
“The GCL is an important initiative to improve mobility by offering quick, reliable, and frequent rail service to the region,” said Bane Gaiser, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. East and Latin America region. “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.”
The PED phase, which is expected to take three years, serves as a critical step in the process that will guide the overall project configuration and help develop a strategic construction plan.
“We expect public transportation to be even more important in the future,” said John Hanson, DRPA chief executive officer. “The time is now to build permanent infrastructure that will provide the residents and the businesses in South Jersey with safe and equitable access to key destinations and to create opportunities for business expansion and employee recruitment.”