Huitt-Zollars received the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas 2017 Engineering Excellence Silver Medal Award – Transportation for the McKinney Avenue Streetcar Olive Street Extension project at the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on Monday, March 27. ACEC Texas recognizes engineering firms and projects that demonstrate the success of meeting the needs of clients while utilizing an exceptional degree of uniqueness, originality, technicality, value to the engineering profession, and complexity.
Huitt-Zollars was selected to extend the McKinney Avenue Streetcar along Olive Street, from McKinney Avenue to Bryan Street, into downtown Dallas. This project, phase one of the Modern Streetcar System, will improve transportation within downtown Dallas by creating a seamless transit connection and providing a multi-modal link between jobs and residents. It specifically targets commuters in mixed use districts adjacent to downtown and will help create a transit network linking urban areas by providing multiple transportation alternatives.