Tex Rail

TEX Rail is a 27-mile commuter rail project being developed by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) in Tarrant County separated into three segments.  Segment 2 is 4.2 miles of commuter rail from the T& P Station in Downtown Fort Worth, extending across the West Fork of the Trinity River to Tower 60/DART Cotton Belt. Segment 3 is 20.4 miles of commuter rail from Tower 60/DART Cotton Belt in Fort Worth to Grapevine/DFW Junction. Segment 4 is 2.6 miles of commuter rail from the DFW Junction to DFW International Airport Terminal B.

The commuter rail system will operate in the City of Fort Worth’s Central Business District, Haltom City, Watauga, North Richland Hills, Hurst, Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine and DFW International Airport. GEI is responsible for facilitating discussions and coordination with franchise utility companies, municipalities and various regulatory agencies. This coordination is ongoing with the entities identified above and additional major stakeholders, such as Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), Trinity River Authority (TRA), Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), Fort Worth Western Railroad (FWWR), Oncor Transmission and Distribution, Chesapeake, Explorer Pipeline, Atmos, AT&T and Sprint.

GEI staff was responsible for performing all tasks associated with SUE QL D records research, SUE QL C topographic survey, existing utility base mapping, utility coordination, utility studies and utility design for water, wastewater and storm drain crossings. Additionally, GEI provided design review of more than 480 franchise utility relocations.

  • SUE QL C survey at major rail & roadway intersections
  • SUE QL D records research & base mapping
  • Utility Coordination with over 60 franchise utilities, municipalities & regulatory agencies
  • Utility Conflict Matrix and Existing Utility Composite drawing development & updates
  • Utility Design Study development on more than 250 crossings along Segments 3 & 4.
  • Utility Design on more than 30 municipal or franchise utility relocations or protective measures

GEI survey staff provided locations for all visible utilities along the entire 27-mile route. Survey information was collected by using a combination of RTK surveying, conventional robotic survey and Terrestrial LiDAR. Hayden crews were all safety trained and badged for operating in track areas and coordinated with railroad entities for scheduling of flaggers and DFW Airport personnel to alert them as to when the crews were on site.

Accomplishments (Survey)

Our crews collaborated with multiple TexRail final design field service crews (survey, SUE, Geotech) by coordinating the use of flaggers to reduce time and cost. Resources were adjusted to provide maximum responsiveness and services were delivered without any safety incidences.

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