Project Description

Exceeded minority
participation

First project utilizing wireless traction power from onboard stored energy system

DART Oak Cliff Streetcar

The Dallas Streetcar project is a collaborative endeavor among DART, the City of Dallas, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). The project received $23 million in initial funding via a federal TIGER grant awarded to DART in December 2010.

Dallas Streetcar is a 2.4-mile dedicated streetcar track that provides access for commuters in Oak Cliff to rail connections at Union Station in Dallas. The Dallas Streetcar is the first project in the United States to utilize wireless traction power with an onboard stored energy system. This street car provides critical connectivity and ease of access into this emerging area as it crosses the Houston Street Viaduct bridge. The 6th Street station and Bishop Arts Station were completed in the contracted south extension.

Scope included:

  • Lowered existing utilities that were located under the track
  • Demolition of roadway where the new track was to be located.
  • Reinstalled .75 miles of track slab and misc. concrete/asphalt road

Market

Transportation

Client

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Size

2.4 miles

Location

Dallas, TX

Fact:

Exceeded minority participation
First project utilizing wireless traction power from onboard stored energy system
2 streetcar stations

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