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Washington Group teams with France's RATP to offer operation, maintenance services to U.S. transit agencies

Washington Group International Inc. recently announced it is partnering with RATP Développement to market operating and maintenance services to U.S. passenger-rail agencies.

Washington Group currently is operating and expanding New Jersey Transit’s Hudson-Bergen light-rail line under the first design-build-operate-maintain contract for a U.S. transit agency, according to a prepared statement.

The design-build firm helped design and construct Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Gold Line light-rail extension. Washington Group also is involved in Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Dulles Corridor project and South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s double-tracking project.

Washington Group will rely on RATP’s expertise to help operate and maintain rail systems. The French agency operates the 14-line Paris Metro, two regional Paris rail lines, two transit lines and numerous bus routes.

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