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Urban Wins Amtrak 30th Street Station Projects
Publication Date
November 25th 2011

Urban Engineers, Inc. (Urban) was selected by Amtrak to provide Construction Management Services for the West Plaza and Parking Deck Renovations and the North Platform Painting projects at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Urban will team with JBC Associates and Pennoni.


The project involves rehabilitation of the street-level west plaza and the parking garage below, currently occupied by multiple rental car fleets. In addition, Urban will oversee a separate construction contract involving structural steel replacement and painting at the passenger platform level. The total construction cost is estimated to be $25M, with an estimated duration of two years. Construction operations must be staged appropriately to allow minimal impact to 30th Street Station customers, local traffic, and railway operations.


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 30th Street Station is the signature railroad station in Philadelphia. It is one of five stations in SEPTA’s Center City fare zone and is also Amtrak’s second busiest station, serving as a stop along the Northeast and Keystone Corridors.


“Millions of passengers depend on 30th Street Station every year for efficient and safe access to the region’s transportation system. We are proud to have the opportunity to work on a project that is vital to our firm, the City, and the tri-state region,” said Urban’s Director of Transit and Passenger Rail and Vice President, Kenneth Fulmer, PE.