Dec. 18, 2018 – Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that it has been selected to provide general program management and engineering services to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), an independent state agency serving Duval County, Fla. Under the $15 million and five-year contract, the firm will assist JTA with delivering the overall work program as part of the Construction, Automation and Capital Programs division. Michael Baker will be responsible for the engineering and development of capital projects, as well as program management, construction oversight and advisory services for strategic projects.
Michael Baker will leverage its experience in transit, architecture, planning and technology to provide full multi-modal transportation program management and engineering services, including waterfront engineering and autonomous vehicles. JTA will also leverage the firm’s nationwide resources across the Company to bring in diverse perspectives and expertise. To date, the firm utilizes colleagues from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Utah and Virginia.
“We are very excited to work with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority since we share a collective enthusiasm for innovation,” said Brian Russell, P.E., Office Executive at Michael Baker’s Jacksonville office. “Our dynamic and creative approach to solving complex engineering and transportation problems aligns with JTA’s vision and leadership in this new era of mobility management. This partnership provides an excellent opportunity to further expand Michael Baker’s presence in Florida and the Southeast.”
JTA serves the largest city in the continental United States in terms of landmass. It designs and constructs bridges and highways, provides varied mass transit services, including express and regular bus service, community shuttles, a downtown Skyway monorail, the St. Johns River Ferry, the Gameday Xpress for various sporting events at TIAA Bank Field, Paratransit for the disabled and elderly and Ride Request on-demand services.