Rail

CapMetro awards HDR with analysis contract

Posted on May 30, 2012

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently awarded HDR the North Central Corridor Alternatives Analysis in Austin, Texas. The goal is selecting a locally preferred alternative for the North Central Corridor to improve transportation in the region.

HDR will provide all planning services required to complete the analysis, including overall project management, public involvement, preliminary engineering, Federal Transit Administration coordination, economic development impacts, land use, environmental, Sustainable Return on Investment, operations and financial planning.

The North Central corridor is centered on IH-35 and extends from downtown Austin north to Georgetown, nearly 30 miles. IH-35 is one of the most congested corridors in the Austin area. Population is expected to grow by 85% and employment by 73% in the corridor by 2035.

The project is funded by an FTA planning grant and will incorporate the Housing and Urban Development-Environmental Protection Agency-Department of Transportation livability principles in the development and evaluation of alternatives.

The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2013.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Sound Transit receives first of 152 new Siemens LRVs

The new vehicles are expected to more than triple Sound Transit’s current fleet size of 62 LRVs in service

London Underground to start tracking passengers through Wi-Fi use

Depersonalized data will be used to understand how people navigate the network to provide customers better, more targeted info.

Sound Transit's Hilltop Tacoma Link extension places first rail set

Once the rail installation is complete, there is two-week test and inspection period to ensure the rails meet design specifications.

WMATA to study 3 rail lines to address region's future needs

The first phase of the study will assess key issues and trends and document why improvements to the lines are necessary.

New Bombardier assembly site for BART's 'Fleet of the Future'

The site will produce BART's "Fleet of the Future" railcars and create local jobs in the Bay Area over the next few years. 

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation