AECOM Features Gautrain Rapid Rail Link System in Annual Sustainability Report

Sep 5, 2013 11:00 AM ET

The Gautrain Rapid Rail Link System provides a modern, state-of-the-art rail connection linking Sandton, Johannesburg, Tshwane and the OR Tambo International Airport (formerly Johannesburg International Airport).  The project has been important for the region due to a significant increase in car ownership and road traffic, causing South Africa to reassess its transportation infrastructure to ensure meeting the needs of an increasingly mobile population. The development of the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link System changed the preferred transportation choice in South Africa towards a more environmentally friendly form of public transport.

The innovative system was featured in AECOM's second annual global sustainability report. The report, titled, "Complex problems. Integrated solutions." demonstrates AECOM's approach to helping communities and clients around the globe adapt to the ever-changing needs of nature and society.  As an example of this, the report highlights transportation’s Gautrain Rapid Rail Link System project in Gauteng, South Africa.


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Jolene Libretto
AECOM Technology Corp
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