DALLAS, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE: JEC) has been selected as the principal design consultant for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor Project. The 26-mile project extends between Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport and Shiloh Road Station in Plano and will connect to three existing DART light rail lines.
As the principal design consultant to the Archer Western Construction, LLC and Herzog Contracting Corporation joint venture for the project, Jacobs will provide design and oversite services for track alignments, drainage, bridges, retaining walls, stations and signaling for the design-build project, which is anticipated for completion, with revenue service, by 2022. DART estimates the contract value at $1.1 billion.
The Cotton Belt Project will provide passenger rail connections and service to improve mobility, accessibility and system linkages to major employment, population and activity centers, as well as support sustainable growth and local and regional land-use visions.
"Connecting three counties and seven cities – including Dallas, the fastest-growing U.S. metro area – the Cotton Belt Project will enhance mobility, job growth and economic development throughout the corridor," said Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Senior Vice President of Regional Operations Tom Meinhart. "By providing additional passenger rail connections, DART is confronting population growth with smart and sustainable transit options to reduce congestion and delays for Texans."
In addition to the existing Orange, Green and Red DART lines, the Cotton Belt project will also connect to the Trinity Metro TEXRail, a 27-mile regional commuter line between DFW Airport and downtown Fort Worth, for which Jacobs previously served as program manager.
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