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DART Green Line Light Rail Expansion, 2010 OCEA
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The DART Green Line Light Rail Expansion of 2010 is the longest light rail transit expansion in North America - consisting of 28 miles of double-track light rail, 5 aerial stations, and 15 at-grade stations customized to each local community. Engineers for this project worked closely with area stakeholders to determine the needs and preferences of the community. Engineers also collaborated with artists in the design of a large collection of public art to reflect the local culture at each station. 

 

This $1.8 billion project expanded rail service across a highly populated metropolitan area with existing infrastructure, adjacent to active freight lines, two large medical districts, and a high traffic inner-city airport, while maintaining a tight schedule and budget, with minimal disruption to the public.  The engineering and construction teams showed resourcefulness throughout the project such as in their fabrication of an at grade bridge to protect existing infrastructure and in the design of track elevation with minimal impact to the flooring pattern of flood plain areas.


Owner: 
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Engineer/Architect:  
ACT21 (JV of STV, Jacobs, KAI-Texas)
Contractor: 
Archer Western
Photo:
Elenaturner - Wikimedia, CC License

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