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PC: TNFH Dig we Must Dept: NYC

They'll ruin the Grand-est Terminal in the world!!  :-(((

>   SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- URS Corporation (NYSE: URS -
>   news) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiaries, URS Greiner,
>   Inc. and Woodward-Clyde, are part of a team that has been selected by
>   the Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Long Island Rail Road
>   (MTA/LIRR) to provide program management services for the $3.2-billion
>   East Side Access (ESA) Project in New York City. The Bechtel/URS
>   Greiner Woodward-Clyde joint venture team will provide comprehensive
>   program management services for the 10-year project. The project,
>   which will provide a direct connection for LIRR commuter rail trains
>   from Long Island to Grand Central Terminal (GCT) on the east side of
>   Manhattan, will be the largest construction project ever performed for
>   MTA and its affiliated agencies in New York State.
>   ``This project represents the type of large, complex transportation
>   project which URS Greiner has been successfully winning,'' noted
>   Martin M. Koffel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. ``As the level
>   of federal funding increases through initiatives such as the
>   Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, we are confident that
>   there will be more opportunities like the ESA Project for our
>   Company.''
>   The ESA Project is a significant component of the overall
>   transportation improvement program for the Long Island Transportation
>   Corridor and the New York City metropolitan area. The project involves
>   more than 20,000 linear feet of new hard rock and soft ground tunnels
>   and reconstructed tunnels between Long Island City and Manhattan,
>   including the lower level of the existing 63rd Street-Queens Boulevard
>   Connector Tunnel which is part of the 63rd Street Subway line. The
>   project also will involve a major reconfiguration of GCT's lower level
>   to accommodate ten-track, five-island platforms for LIRR trains, new
>   and/or upgraded LIRR passenger access points at GCT, a new commuter
>   rail station at Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City, and a new railcar
>   storage yard in Queens, as well as traction power, signals, and
>   communications systems.
>   ``The ESA Project is a challenging, landmark project for New York
>   City,'' commented Irwin L. Rosenstein, President of URS Greiner, Inc.
>   ``It will enhance New York City's rail infrastructure to support
>   economic development in the region, improve the quality of life, and
>   significantly reduce commute times. We are pleased to have our joint
>   venture team selected to assist the LIRR in managing this world-class
>   project.''
>   Headquartered in San Francisco, URS Corporation offers a broad range
>   of planning, design, and program and construction management services
>   through its two operating divisions, URS Greiner and Woodward-Clyde.
>   With more than 150 offices in 18 countries, including offices in
>   Europe and the Asia/Pacific region, the Company provides services for
>   infrastructure projects involving air and surface transportation
>   systems, institutional, industrial and commercial facilities, and
>   pollution control, water resources and hazardous waste management
>   programs. The Company serves local, state and federal government
>   agencies as well as private clients in the chemical, manufacturing,
>   pharmaceutical, forest product, mining, water supply, commercial
>   development, telecommunications and utilities industries.
>   SOURCE: URS Corporation
>   _______________________


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