LOWELL, MA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) today announced that it has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to provide environmental siting and licensing assistance for a 345 kV transmission line project in the Texas Panhandle planned by Xcel Energy. The line is to run from north of Abernathy in west Texas to just east of the Texas/Oklahoma state line. The project is part of a larger program to improve transmission reliability within the Southwest Power Pool.

"TRC is pleased to continue our strong working relationship with Xcel Energy," said Chris Vincze, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are committed to delivering results that allow Xcel Energy to maintain a high level of reliability and service for their customers."

For over 20 years, TRC has provided environmental services to Xcel Energy in support of power generation, transmission and distribution, and line re-conductoring and restringing projects. Under this newest contract, TRC will assist with routing studies, coordinate public and agency involvement, perform technical field studies, and help Xcel Energy file for the Certificate of Convenience and Necessity with the Texas Public Utility Commission.

About TRC
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world. For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com.

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Contact Information:

Company Contacts:
Angela Cincotta
(978) 656-3594

Catherine Stanley
(978) 656-3538

Investor Contact:
Sharon Merrill Associates
(617) 542-5300