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Illinois DOT awards high-speed rail contract to Hanson-Parsons Joint V

9/23/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
Sept. 23, 2010

Contact: Amy Kay, Public Relations Coordinator
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9283
akay@hanson-inc.com


Illinois DOT awards high-speed rail contract to Hanson-Parsons Joint Venture

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Department of Transportation selected the Hanson-Parsons Joint Venture to perform an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the St. Louis to Chicago high-speed rail corridor.  The joint venture combines the resources of Hanson Professional Services Inc. with Parsons Transportation Group Inc.

This Tier 1 EIS will address environmental needs for double-tracking rail lines between St. Louis and Chicago for 110 mph high-speed rail service.

Founded in 1954, Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, architecture, planning and allied services. Known for its hands-on approach to working with its clients, Hanson provides services from seven strategic markets including aviation; Department of Defense; energy and industry; government; infrastructure; railway; and telecommunications.  For more information on Hanson, please visit www.hanson-inc.com. 

Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of growth in the engineering and construction industry, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program and construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as federal, regional and local government agencies. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com.

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