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AECOM is selected to deliver design services for the Ontario Line’s Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations contract

DALLAS (February 26, 2024) — AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that it will provide design services as part of the Pape North Connect Team selected by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx to deliver the Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS) contract for the Ontario Line, a 15.6-kilometer stand-alone rapid transit line that is expected to improve access and reduce daily travel time for Toronto commuters.

“Our world class tunneling expertise and transit design capabilities are contributing to our competitive advantage on large-scale projects, we are thrilled to be expanding our involvement on the Ontario Line,” said Richard Barrett, chief executive of AECOM’s Canada region. “We look forward to collaborating with Metrolinx to deliver this enduring legacy that will provide more frequent and reliable access to transit, while reducing traffic congestion, fuel consumption and harmful greenhouse gas emissions.”

The PTUS contract is being procured under a Development and Master Construction Agreement (DMCA) with Metrolinx. The DMCA incorporates a multi-stage design process called the development phase that allows for a collaborative approach between Metrolinx and Pape North Connect to finalize the scope, risk allocation and pricing of various contract elements. Pape North Connect is a consortium of AECOM, Arcadis, Webuild Civil Work Inc., and Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas Canada Ltd.

“With this project win AECOM will now be providing technical design leadership for the full length of the approximately 10-kilometer tunnel works and the three complex interchange stations along the Ontario Line Subway,” said Mark Southwell, chief executive of AECOM’s global Transportation business. “Our team of technical transportation experts is proud to continue supporting Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx on this critical investment in the future of public transit in Toronto, bringing expanded and modernized transportation to thousands of commuters.”

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes three kilometers of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and the Don Valley bridge, two underground stations, three emergency exit and service buildings, and a crossover in the section of the tunnel near Sammon Avenue. According to Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx, the project is expected to generate thousands of job opportunities annually during construction and ensure that more than 227,500 Toronto residents will be within a 10-minute walk of an Ontario Line station.

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