L.B. Foster to equip DART rail

Posted on September 29, 2009

L.B. Foster Company of Pittsburgh has been awarded a contract to supply direct fixation fasteners and bonded insulated joints for the first phase of the new Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Orange Line from the city center of Dallas to Irving, Texas.


The supplier is coordinating product shipments to the Northwest Corridor Expansion project to meet the scheduling requirements of the general contractor joint venture, Kiewit/Stacy and Witbeck/Reyes/Parsons Corp.


L.B. Foster direct fixation fasteners provide noise and vibration dampening, electrical isolation and ease of installation. The DF fasteners are manufactured by the Transit Products unit of L.B. Foster to meet the exacting standards established for DART's systems. This DF fastener design has been rigorously tested at L.B. Foster's rail specific development and testing laboratory in Atlanta. The bonded insulated joints are produced by L.B. Foster's Allegheny Rail Products at facilities in Niles, Ohio and Pueblo, Colo.


Three construction phases of the Northwest Corridor Expansion Project will expand the DART Orange Line from Dallas to the terminals of DFW Airport. Phase One construction began in May 2009 and is scheduled to be completed by April 2010.


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