Rail

DART selects team for streetcar project

Posted on November 16, 2012

Dallas Area Rapid Transit selected the Stacy and Witbeck/Carcon JV team, with HDR as lead designer, for the Dallas Streetcar Oak Cliff Line.

The 1.6-mile streetcar line was the recipient of a $26 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant and will be the first modern streetcar in Dallas.

One of the most challenging aspects of the project will be rehabilitation of the 100-year-old Houston St. Viaduct Bridge, which will carry the proposed streetcar across the Trinity River floodway and connect downtown Dallas with the South Dallas community of Oak Cliff. The Houston St. Viaduct is listed on the United States Register of Historic Places, and rehabilitation will require coordination with the Texas State Historic Preservation Office.

The project will feature several innovations. To avoid placing an overhead catenary system on the historic bridge, the vehicles will feature a battery power system allowing them to run "off wire" for almost a mile as they cross the bridge. It will also feature tram rail, a relatively new type of rail section. Its reduced height minimizes impact to the bridge by adding a thick track slab. It will be only the second project in the U.S. to use this new rail section, an alternative to the foreign-made girder rail no longer allowed on federally funded projects.

Design is expected to be complete by April 2013. Construction is expected to be complete by June 2014.

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

More News

MBTA double-track project gets go-ahead to proceed to next phase

The work will improve reliability and support future network growth by adding double-track segments to the Franklin Line.

MARTA purchasing 254 Stadler railcars

The procurement is the single largest for either organization and aimed at more efficient performance and enhanced customer experience for MARTA and its customers.

Amtrak cites customer satisfaction, safety as factors for record ridership

This year, the agency became the first major U.S.-based railroad to implement a Safety Management System, a proactive approach to managing safety, resulting in significant improvement.

Joint venture celebrates Stage 1 of Ottawa's Confederation Line

A team including STV and AECOM played a critical part in the design and construction of the line.

LIRR begins PTC usage on 4 more rail lines

The segment of the Montauk Branch between Babylon and Patchogue received the technology in April, and the Hempstead Branch received it in August.

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