Huitt-Zollars conducted route alignment, engineering, patronage, funding, environmental, systems, and vehicle technology studies for two extensions to the existing trolley system. The northerly extension brings the system to the existing CityPlace office and commercial development and its station for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) LRT rail system. The southerly extension routed the trolley through the Central Business District to East Transit Center. Huitt-Zollars evaluated alternative operating strategies, funding, and vehicle technology to accommodate the expanded transit service which provides major economic development to a growing residential community along McKinney Avenue and a strong linkage to all DART systems. Work conformed with FTA capital grant funding requirements.
Engineering Excellence Awards Honorable Mention, Consulting Engineers Council of Texas (2003)