All Aboard Florida – Operations LLC (“AAF”), developer of the country’s first privately owned, operated and maintained intercity passenger rail system that will connect South Florida to Orlando, has selected AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. (“AMEC”) as the environmental engineering firm overseeing the design planning and environmental compliance and permitting efforts for the 230-mile passenger railway infrastructure.
AMEC has a three-decades-long history of providing engineering and environmental solutions for private and public sector customers in North America’s rail and transportation industry. “AMEC’s global track record of exemplary engineering feats in the transportation sector makes them a worthy partner in this project,” said Michael Reininger, Executive Vice President of AAF. “The firm will deliver on our philosophy to bring intercity passenger rail service to Florida without sacrificing or adversely impacting the critical environments and natural habitats that define our
AMEC is one of the world’s leading engineering and project management companies covering all aspects of environmental services, geotechnical engineering and infrastructure design and management. Environmental service capabilities offered include impact surveys, permitting, auditing, planning, site assessment and characterization, environmental management and engineering, and air quality and risk assessment services, among many others.
The firm’s contributions to major transportation-oriented projects include supplying engineering, permitting and construction management services for capacity improvements on Class I railroads in the eastern U.S., including work on the Hartland Corridor, Crescent Corridor and the National Gateway projects; revitalizing and widening a 5-mile stretch of DeSoto County roadway linking State Route 17 and State Route 31 in Florida; and expanding the Garden Avenue and Highway 403 interchange in Ontario, Canada, which required significant mitigation measures and minor realignment to the Fairchild Creek waterway.