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CH2M to serve on program and construction management team for high-capacity transit projects in Phoenix

The high-capacity transit projects include the region's first streetcar, a new light rail station on the existing Valley Metro Rail system and a five-mile light rail extension.

PHOENIX, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Valley Metro Rail selected Hill International (prime) and CH2M (principal sub-consultant) as program and construction management consultants on its future high-capacity transit projects in the nation's 12th largest metropolitan population area.

The high-capacity transit projects include the region's first streetcar, a new light rail station on the existing Valley Metro Rail system and a five-mile light rail extension. The new station and extension are part of Phoenix's voter-approved 35-year multi-modal transportation plan, T2050, which will triple the number of light rail miles in Phoenix.

Over the five-year contract, CH2M, as principal sub-consultant, will work alongside Valley Metro Rail and Hill International to build the region's transportation future, providing cost and schedule control, monitoring and reporting on project progress, change and risk management, design management, constructability reviews, cost estimating, value engineering and procurement assistance.

The expansion will provide greater access for the 15.6 million annual Valley Metro Rail riders, linking new communities to the Valley's current 26-mile light rail system. The expansion of Valley Metro Rail will also help the Valley meet its economic development, sustainability and accessibility goals.

CH2M is the No. 2 Program Management firm, No. 3 Construction Management firm and No. 5 firm in Mass Transit and Rail as ranked by Engineering News-Record. With a reputation for delivery excellence, the company is providing program management and technical advisory services on some of the largest transit and rail projects in the world, including the Metrolinx Regional Express Rail Program in Toronto, London's Crossrail, the King Abdulaziz Project for Public Transport in Riyadh and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project in Malaysia.

About CH2M

CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients in water; environment and nuclear; transportation; energy and industrial markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games. Ranked among the World's Most Ethical Companies and top firms in environmental consulting and program management, CH2M in 2016 became the first professional services firm honored with the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for efforts advancing sustainable development. Connect with CH2M at www.ch2m.com; LinkedIn; Twitter; and Facebook.

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