AECOM JV to Deliver Design Services for LA Metro’s Vermont Transit Corridor

An AECOM-led joint venture has been selected to deliver planning, environmental and design services for LA Metro’s Vermont Transit Corridor project.

The joint venture, Vermont Corridor Partners (VCP), is comprised of AECOM, Terry A. Hayes Associates and RAW International.

The team will complete the Vermont Transit Corridor Planning and Environmental Study to deliver comprehensive bus rapid transit (BRT) and rail improvements along Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles.

Vermont Transit Corridor
Vermont Transit Corridor
Matt Crane, chief executive of AECOM’s US West region said:

“This transformation along the Vermont corridor is one of the most critical projects on LA Metro’s horizon. There’s great potential to improve the speed and reliability of bus service on the busiest north-south corridor in LA. In addition, this is an important opportunity to integrate equity from the start and develop a context-sensitive solution tailored to the community’s priorities and needs. It’s a shining example of how world-class transit can improve social and environmental outcomes for communities.”

The Vermont Transit Corridor project will be delivered in several phases. In the near term, this will include improvements to existing bus services. A 12.4-mile BRT line will then be established, with enhanced stations and bus-only lanes.

In the long term, the project envisions the introduction of rail, subject to available funding.

Once complete, this work will improve transit travel speeds, relieve crowding and improve on-time performance. The improvements will also increase connectivity to other LA Metro services, including the B, D, C and E lines.

Mark Southwell, chief executive of AECOM’s global Transportation business said:

“The VCP team’s successful delivery of major transit projects across the globe, understanding of the local environment, and technical expertise make us uniquely positioned to solve the city’s most complex challenges. We’re proud to continue our 40-year legacy of advancing LA Metro transit projects to help carry communities into the future — safely and reliably.”

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