Canadian engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin has secured two rail and transit contracts in the US.

Under the first contract with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), SNC-Lavalin will provide engineering and administrative consultancy support services for the electric locomotives and multi-level cab and coach car procurement projects.

Under this $13.7m, five-year contract, services will include project management, engineering oversight and review, as well as quality assurance activities.

SNC-Lavalin infrastructure engineering executive vice-president Marc Rivard said: "We are proud to have been awarded these two strategic projects in the US.

"This demonstrates our ability to work closely with our clients and partners to deliver world-class expertise."

"The 26km Purple Line Project is a light rail development that provides an east-west connection through the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC."

SNC-Lavalin won the second contract from Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP), the private partner selected by the Maryland Transit Administration to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the rail project.

Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, Fluor, and Star America Purple Line are leading the PLTP consortium.

SNC-Lavalin will provide consulting engineering oversight and project management services that relate to the light rail vehicles being procured to operate on the line.

The 26km Purple Line Project is a light rail development with 21 stations that provides an east-west connection through the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC.

Upon completion, it will link four Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) metro stations, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) and Amtrak train services, and local bus services.

Fluor and SNC-Lavalin previously helped deliver the Denver Eagle commuter rail system in Colorado.