Downtown To DFW

by Allen Bud Beene, P.E., (F.ASCE), Senior project manager in the Richardson, Texas, office of Parsons Corp., which is headquartered in Centreville, Virginia,
Chad Gartner, P.E., (M.ASCE), Vice president and senior project manager in the Fort Worth, Texas, office of TranSystems Corp., which has its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2020, Vol. 90, Issue 1, Pg. 58-63


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The new 27.2 mi long TEXRail commuter rail line facilitates travel between downtown Fort Worth, Texas, and the busy Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Challenges to be overcome during the project included working in and/or around existing rail stations and lines, myriad utilities, and airport facilities. Since beginning operations last year, the $1.034-billion project has substantially improved mobility in the Fort Worth metropolitan region.

Subject Headings: Business districts | Rail transportation | Airports and airfields | Project management | Railroad stations | Commute | Existing buildings | Utilities | Texas | United States

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