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Urban to Continue Support of DCTA in Texas
Publication Date
March 16th 2012

 Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) selected Urban Engineers (Urban) for On-Call Engineering Services for a duration of three years, with an option to extend for two additional years. As a subconsultant to Jacobs Engineering, Urban will be leading the Construction Management effort, while providing support in all other disciplines.

Since 2009, as part of OnTrack 2010, a tri-venture, Urban has been assisting the DCTA with its $350 million A-train project, which aims to connect residents and visitors to Denton County from both Dallas and Tarrant counties via a 21-mile-long regional rail system. In addition to providing project management oversight and construction management/inspection services, Urban provided DCTA with support in establishing plans, policies, and procedures and assisted with design of the new, $19 million maintenance facility and the procurement of the new Stadler GTW 2-6 Diesel Multiple Unit rail vehicles. To complete the project within budget, the Urban team identified and implemented over $30 million in value engineering and cost reduction ideas. In addition, the safety on the project was extraordinary, with over 1.4 million man hours worked with no loss time accidents.

Urban’s Brad Davis, who is working with DCTA to help the agency transition from rail construction to planning for rail operations, said, “I believe that the relationship that Urban has developed with DCTA on the A-train project played an important role in being selected for these services. We are proud to continue our role in supporting the DCTA as it continues to grow and experience success in developing a viable mass transit system for one of the fastest growing counties in the country.”