Jacobs/Russell Joint Venture Chosen for MARTA’s $3B Transit Expansion Program 

Thomas Meinhart

Tom Meinhart, Jacobs

A joint venture between Jacobs and H. J. Russell & Co. has been selected to support the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, as it embarks on a $3 billion expansion program.

The team will serve as MARTA’s CPMO Supplemental Services Consultant and manage approximately $700 million in construction spending in the first five years of the authority’s “More MARTA Atlanta” expansion project.

The award “is an historic win, not only for the joint venture team, but for the Atlanta region,” said Jacobs People and Places Solutions Senior Vice President and Regional Director Tom Meinhart.

The Jacobs/Russell Team will be responsible for the standardization of project management processes and will handle quality assurance and project resources, including planning, monitoring and performance measurements.

“The centralized project management model lends itself to efficiency because it provides a singular focus,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker. “With the expertise and vision the Jacobs/Russell Team brings, we are confident that this historic expansion will be delivered efficiently and will make sense in the local and regional context.”

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