TEX Rail contracts approved

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FORT WORTH, Texas – The board of directors of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority has approved several contracts for the TEX Rail commuter rail line. The new line will run on a 27-mile corridor from downtown Fort Worth to Grapevine and into Terminal B at DFW Airport. It will have a projected average daily ridership of 10,000 in its initial year of service.

The board authorized a contract with Archer Western/Herzog Joint Venture for Pre-Construction Services.

“This contract for pre-construction services is very important because it will lay the groundwork for future construction,” says Paul Ballard, Authority President and CEO. “It will help isolate and mitigate any construction risks, costs and schedule concerns, and will make TEX Rail construction more effective and efficient.”

The board also authorized an agreement with Stadler Bussnang AG for the purchase of eight diesel multiple unit vehicles.

Once the order has been provided, vehicle assembly will be in North Texas.

The board also approved an Action Item for Final Design for two North Richland Hills stations – the Iron Horse Station and the Smithfield Road Station, and moved forward on land purchases for the TEX Rail project.

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