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  Official magazine of ACI
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:12

Consortium wins contract for $1.2 billion rail project

Written by  Joe Bates

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has selected the Capital Rail Constructors joint venture for the next phase of the $1.2 billion Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

Parsons is serving as the lead designer for Phase II: Package A of the project, which will extend the Metrorail system from Wiehle Avenue, in Fairfax County, Virginia, another 11.4 miles northwest, through Washington Dulles International Airport, to a terminus in eastern Loudoun County. 


The project includes the design and construction of all rail line, stations, and systems for this section.

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“Parsons is honoured to have been chosen to participate in this significant project,” enthuses Todd Wager, president of the Parsons Group.

“We have a long, successful history of delivering projects for MWAA, and I’m confident that this project will add to our record of success.”

This project is the largest of three design-build packages that will complete Phase II.

When complete, it will offer convenient transportation to and from Washington Dulles and the surrounding area, as well as offer a cleaner transportation option that can improve air quality for the region.

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The Metrorail Station above is under construction in the media of the Dulles International Airport Access Highway. It is the prototype for five stations in Phase 2 of the project.

 

• All Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project photos courtesy of Chuck Samuelson/Parsons.


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