Published On: Wed, Nov 25th, 2020

TEXRail extension project : Trinity Metro selects AECOM as project consultant

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AECOM, a California-based infrastructure consulting firm, has secured a contract from Trinity Metro to carry out the environmental assessment and preliminary engineering for the TEXRail extension project in Texas.

The TEXRail extension project involves the extension of the existing TEXRail commuter rail line by nearly 2.1 miles. The extension will be south from downtown Fort Worth to a future station south of Mistletoe Boulevard in the Fort Worth Medical District.

AECOM as the project consultant will be responsible for preparing the preliminary engineering plans, environmental documentation and also support public outreach in line with all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements.

Previously, the infrastructure consulting firm supported Trinity Metro during the development of the initial phase of the TEXRail project.

Trinity Metro selects AECOM as project consultant for the TEXRail extension project.

Trinity Metro selects AECOM as project consultant for the TEXRail extension project. Photo courtesy of Danazar/Wikipedia.org.

Lara Poloni – AECOM president, commenting on the TEXRail extension project contract, said: “We’re thrilled to continue supporting Trinity Metro and the city in its efforts to make public transportation more accessible.

“AECOM looks forward to leveraging its global transportation expertise on this project and remains committed to advancing key infrastructure during this economic recovery.”

Operating since January 2019, TEXRail, which is owned by Trinity Metro, is a 27-mile commuter rail line in Tarrant County, laid between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Benefits of the TEXRail extension project

The TEXRail extension project is expected to cater to the 40,000 plus people who work in the Medical District, plus residents and businesses in the surrounding Near Southside neighborhood. The new station as part of the project will be located close to the Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center.

Commenting on the TEXRail extension project, Jon-Erik Arjanen – vice president and chief operating officer of Trinity Metro, said: “We are excited about moving forward with this extension to the TEXRail commuter rail line.

“Working through the environmental assessment and preliminary engineering are important phases in this project.”

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