Urban was selected by Fort Worth’s Transportation Authority, The T, to provide engineering services for the establishment of a new quiet zone in Colleyville, Texas.
According to the Federal Railroad Administration, in a quiet zone, railroads have been directed to cease the routine sounding of their horns when approaching public highway-rail grade crossings. Train horns may still be used in emergency situations or to comply with other federal regulations or railroad operating rules. Localities desiring to establish a quiet zone are first required to mitigate the increased risk caused by the absence of a horn.
Urban, as a subconsultant to CTC, Inc., will lead the civil engineering design and civil construction services, in addition to the necessary permitting for the new quiet zone.
Previously, Urban provided Program Management Oversight services to The T for the construction of a 25-mile rail corridor connecting Forth Worth with downtown Dallas.
“This project is an opportunity to demonstrate our design and construction management capabilities to The T and City of Colleyville,” Urban’s Dallas Office Manager Scott Forbes, PE, said. “It also allows us to continue our relationship with The T while developing new relationships with CTC, Inc., the City of Colleyville, and Fort Worth and Western Railroad.”