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AECOM Joint Venture Wins US$82-Million Design Contract for Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Terminus.

Design-services project is the world's largest underground facility of its kind

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  -- AECOM AECOM Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Bronx, NY)
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 Technology Corporation (NYSE NYSE

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: ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, New York, www.acm.org) A membership organization founded in 1947 dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of information processing. In addition to awards and publications, ACM also maintains special interest groups (SIGs) in the computer field. ), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services  for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that a joint venture of which it is a part has been awarded a design-services contract worth US$82 million for the Mass Transit mass transit, public transportation systems designed to move large numbers of passengers. Types and Advantages


Mass transit refers to municipal or regional public shared transportation, such as buses, streetcars, and ferries, open to all on a
 Railway Corporation Limited's Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov.  High-Speed Rail Terminus project, which will connect to the high-speed rail network in Mainland China.

The multi-level terminus, which will be the largest underground facility of its kind, will have a footprint of more than 25 acres with a topside commercial development north of the proposed West Kowloon Cultural District The West Kowloon Cultural District is a proposed district of concentration for arts, cultural and entertainment establishments in Hong Kong, SAR. It is an ambitious and extravagant project led by several major developers, costing 25 billion dollars, to transform a piece of barren,  - between the existing Airport Railway Kowloon Station and the West Rail Austin Station.

"AECOM is proud to play a key role in the design of this important high-speed rail infrastructure project," said John M. Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer. "The terminus will provide the strategic linkage from Hong Kong to the comprehensive high-speed rail network in Mainland China."

Being the southernmost terminus of China's high-speed railway network, the facility will be developed as a gateway to Mainland China, with distinctive architectural and landmark features, a user-friendly layout, and convenient interchange facilities with the urban metro network in Hong Kong.

The total project cost is estimated at US$2 billion. AECOM's revenue from this project is expected to be approximately US$38 million. Completion is scheduled for 2015.

About AECOM

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental and energy. With more than 43,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $5.9 billion during the 12-month period ended March 31, 2009. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

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 for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2009, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement.

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