Engineering firms Louis Berger and Egis have announced a partnership to support the United States’ future rail demands.
Louis Berger’s US transportation president Nick Ivanoff said that the country has suffered from “years of underfunding” and that an estimated $200 billion is needed to meet U.S. rail demand through to 2035.
He added: “…the Louis Berger-Egis joint venture allows us to apply our world-class expertise in modern transit systems here in the United States to support our clients in delivering safer, more efficient rail travel.”
The pair have previously worked together for more than a decade on projects around the world, including the $15.4 billion Doha Metro project in Qatar.
Egis Rail North America director Gilduin Blanchard said: “The partnership unites Egis’ expertise in guided urban transportation and rail systems, automation, rolling stock, safety and equipment with Louis Berger’s global experience leading civil and structural engineering design and program and construction management for rail systems around the world.”