City-wide transportation planning contract awarded to UK firm
- Foster + Partners to develop transport masterplan
- Plan will aim to better connect Jeddah residents with transport links
The UKs Foster+Partners has signed an agreement with the governor of Mecca for the architectural city-wide transportation plan for Jeddah.
The contract involved the establishment of a city network plan that integrates different modes of transportation including, metro, ferry and bus.
Foster+Partners plans on ensuring that at least 50 per cent of Jeddahs residents are 10 minutes walk from a transport link according to a statement released by the firm.
Foster + Partners has also been awarded a $80m contract for Jeddah metro system. Under this contract, the firm will be responsible for the designing of all metro stations, buildings, trains and buses for the $12bn metro project.
In May 2014, Metro Jeddah Company awarded US-based Aecom a $28m contract to provide pre-programme management consultancy services for the Jeddah Public Transport Project, at the heart of which is the proposed Jeddah Metro. Under its 18-month contract, Aecom will provide staff to support the preliminary planning and design work for various phases of the metro project.
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