MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AECOM (NYSE:ACM), a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, is pleased to announce that the NouvLR General Partnership, of which AECOM is a partner of the design team, has been selected by CDPQ Infra Inc. as the preferred proponent for the infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM).
“We are delighted to contribute AECOM's global design expertise and local talent toward the success of this landmark project,” said Michael S. Burke, AECOM’s chairman and chief executive officer. “The REM will significantly enhance sustainable mobility in the greater Montréal area. Through interconnection with bus networks, commuter trains and the Montréal metro, the REM will help ease traffic congestion and reduce GHG emissions, accelerating Québec’s transition to a low-carbon economy.”
As part of the project, AECOM will design tunnels, bridges, stations, railway infrastructure (tracks, power and traction systems, etc.), road improvements, intermodal equipment and other structures as well as work on obtaining environmental permits, environmental monitoring and urban integration. Once built, the REM will be the largest automated transportation network in the world after those of Singapore, Dubai and Vancouver. The REM also represents the largest integrated public transportation infrastructure in Québec since the Montréal Metro, inaugurated in 1966.
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Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including statements relating to the future performance of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project, as well as other future economic and industry conditions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our annual report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements.