- Major investment study
- Preliminary engineering
- Environmental assessment
- Final design
- Construction observation
As general engineering consultant to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), URS and prepared construction documents for the Northeast Corridor Light Rail Transit. This 13.5-mile-long, $12 million project extends from DARTís Mockingbird Lane Station in north Dallas to the Garland Central Station in downtown Garland. It is part of Dallasí growing light rail transit system and one of the largest rail expansion projects in North America today.
Careful attention to environmental compliance and maintaining public awareness of design were key to the success of the project, in addition, special contract provisions called for the development of traffic management plans and construction impact assessments.
The light rail line was opened in three phases starting in 2001 and ending in 2002. Since completion, the extension has stimulated ridership and is contributing to a development boom in the downtown Dallas area.