SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins wins $30m contract to help get LA moving

SNC-Lavalin today said its Atkins business has been selected as part of the team to provide systems engineering services and support to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro).

The authority has embarked on a 10-year effort to expand rail and bus services throughout Los Angeles County in preparation for the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

"The scale of planned investment in Los Angeles for this program is extraordinary, representing a unique opportunity for LA Metro to transform the region forever," said George Nash, CEO, Atkins, North America, SNC-Lavalin.

"We look forward to contributing to the transformation through our extensive experience in systems engineering and hands-on expertise."

The task order-based, seven-year contract, with three one-year options, has an estimated worth to SNC-Lavalin of $30m.

The project includes system engineering design and other related services, supplementing LA Metro’s Engineering Department resources in support of capital projects, state of good repair and joint venture projects for both rail and bus rapid transit.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business will work as a subconsultant to SECOTrans.

Several of the projects included in the program are expected to be accelerated due to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s recently proposed "Twenty-eight by ’28′" initiative, which seeks to complete 28 major road, transit and bicycle projects before the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to take place in the Los Angeles area.

Some of the services to be performed as a member of the systems engineering consultant team include:

  • Conceptual to final engineering designs;
  • Project estimates and constructability reviews;
  • Technical analysis and studies;
  • Design services during construction.

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