MegaProject 788: North Central Texas Council of Governments launches RFI for high speed rail project
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The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), on behalf of the Regional Transportation Council (RTC), is seeking information from private sector firms regarding potential project delivery and finance structures for the Dallas-Fort Worth High Speed Rail Core Express Service P3 Project.
The RTC is interested in implementing high-speed rail between the central cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, with a station in the city of Arlington near IH 30 west of SH 360. The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) high-speed rail (HSR) system is also referred to as the DFW Core Express Service (CES).
The CES Project includes an approximately 30-mile corridor through Tarrant and Dallas counties covering an area of approximately 2,700 acres.
The system is included in the region’s metropolitan transportation plan, Mobility 2040, which was adopted by the RTC in March 2016. Mobility 2040 also recommends the CES integrate seamlessly with planned high-speed rail lines, including Dallas to Houston and Fort Worth to Austin, San Antonio and southward.
Mobility 2040 contains policies regarding the development of Dallas Fort Worth’s high-speed rail system:
- One Seat Ride: Passengers traveling from Houston to Fort Worth (through Dallas) would not require a transfer, and from Dallas to San Antonio (through Fort Worth) would not require a transfer.
- Three Station Concept:
- Downtown Dallas (co-located with proposed Dallas to Houston HSR line)
- Arlington (entertainment district near IH 30)
- Downtown Fort Worth (near existing Trinity Railway Express stations).
Interested firms must submit all responses no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, November 18, 2016.
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