Northwest Rail Operating Facility | Dallas, TX
Client: Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Huitt-Zollars provided programming, MEP, structural, and civil design for the facility that houses the Service & Inspection (S&I) Building, which can accommodate one hundred 93-foot train cars, or seventy-five 124-foot cars. The S&I Building provides daily servicing, scheduled inspections, running repair, wheel truing and component change-out for DART’s Phase 2 fleet. Design charrettes gathered information from work groups and key staff to identify process needs and workflow efficiencies. The Ways Structures & Amenities (WSA) Building is devoted to operations and maintenance for non-revenue vehicle equipment and systems. The site also includes an automated vehicle washing building, a cleaning platform, a security guardhouse, a parts depot and yard & storage tracks.
Award: Texas Construction's Best Transportation Project (2010)