H-J-H Final Design Partners, a joint venture of HNTB, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and Hatch Mott MacDonald, has been engaged by Sound Transit to deliver the $88 million final design contract for the South Bellevue to Overlake Transit Center portion of the East Link light rail extension. East Link includes approximately seven miles of double-track light rail transit, eight stations, a cut-and-cover tunnel in downtown Bellevue, and long-span bridge crossing over interstates 405 and 90.
The joint venture team's project manager, Mary Cay O'Malley of HNTB, leads the project team. According to O'Malley, "This is a highly qualified team with a proven ability to deliver the very best design for Sound Transit and the communities it serves."
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Kevin McMahon stated, "We are delighted to be on the final design team selected by Sound Transit for this project. We look forward to leveraging our capabilities to deliver this key element of the Puget Sound region's long-term transportation network."
The HNTB, Jacobs and Hatch Mott MacDonald team also includes 40 other design and professional services firms with more than 30 of those firms being small and disadvantaged business enterprises.