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Jacobs Expands Role with National Transport Authority in Ireland

Jacobs Expands Role with National Transport Authority in Ireland

10/04/2017

Jacobs Expands Role with National Transport Authority in Ireland

Company will lead integrated transportation planning, create sustainable strategies

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has been awarded several contracts to support the National Transport Authority (NTA) in Ireland as part of the NTA’s strategy to develop greater use of sustainable transportation options. The NTA has re-appointed Jacobs to provide transport modeling expertise for an additional three years to support development of an integrated transportation system. Other contracts include supporting Cork City and County Councils with the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy and providing transport planning services to assist with the re-design of the bus network within the Greater Dublin area.

Over the last four years Jacobs has worked collaboratively with the NTA to develop a cutting-edge, regional modeling system that incorporates five multi-modal transport models that serve all of Ireland. The models are used to assess transport policies and plans that have a local and/or national impact. The system includes a national demand model and an innovative appraisal toolkit to better evaluate programs and policy interventions.

“Jacobs has a long-standing relationship with the NTA in supporting Ireland’s sustainable transportation priorities,” said Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Senior Vice President Bob Duff. “The delivery of a multi-modal modeling system of this scale and complexity is helping NTA appraise proposed transport programs at both macro and micro levels and is a pre-requisite to creating effective transportation strategies.”

The role of the NTA is to develop greater use of sustainable modes of transportation across Ireland in support of government policies and priorities.

Jacobs delivers major transportation projects around the world supporting clients with a range of capabilities from transport planning and modeling, intelligent mobility, connected vehicle and environmental solutions through to whole project life cycle road infrastructure projects.

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 54,000 people and operates in more than 25 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com.

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