Michael Baker International to aid SEPTA’s ‘Rebuilding the System’ program
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
As part of its Rebuilding the System Program, the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in the US has awarded Michael Baker International a three-year, US$8-million contract to provide general engineering, construction management and inspection services to a range of SEPTA projects throughout south-eastern Pennsylvania.
As part of the contract, the Michael Baker team will support SEPTA in their management of complex construction projects with the goal of ensuring quality, enhancing customer service and avoiding delays, changes and claims.
In addition, the company will supplement the in-house SEPTA project management staff, respond to emerging conditions and partner with SEPTA for cost-effective, safe and timely solutions in project delivery.
Combining a mixed transit system of legacy and modern stations, vehicles and infrastructure, SEPTA has spent more than 50 years shaping a network to meet the travel needs of south-eastern Pennsylvania. Since the Pennsylvania Act 89 was passed in 2013, which created a long-term capital funding solution for critical highway and transit infrastructure needs across the US, SEPTA has taken an aggressive business approach to managing its asset portfolio, by rehabilitating or replacing bridges, replacing critical power systems, and designing and procuring new vehicles.