Fort Worth, Texas (June 12, 2013) – CTC, Inc. (CTC), joined City of Garland and railroad officials for the opening of a new entryway, that included a new highway-rail grade crossing, into The City of Garland’s historic downtown area May 28. CTC was part of the design-build team led by city engineer Donna Manhart, P.E.
The grade crossing is used by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) on their Blue Line. CTC handled the rail signal engineering, procurement, construction, installation and in-service testing for DART as well as the Dallas, Garland & Northeastern Railroad.
According to Doug Henry, CTC project manager of Signal Design and Construction, the project took about 6 months to complete. “This project was unique in that CTC completed the in-service testing while DART continued revenue service,” said Henry. “One of our goals was definitely to ensure uninterrupted service for both railroads during the testing phase, and we accomplished that.”
The project also represents the first time a rail project included a roadway extension along DART’s Blue Line.
In addition to providing downtown patrons with direct access to the heart of the downtown area, the extension of 6th Street also connects Garland to the Richland College Garland campus.
CTC, Inc., provides communication and signaling systems, products and services for the rail industry, specializing in highway-rail grade crossings that are interconnected with traffic signals. The company has delivered signal engineering and solutions for some of North America’s most complex highway–rail grade crossing intersections. In addition to preemption design, review and remediation, CTC also offers rail signal engineering and design, turnkey signal construction, quiet-zone implementation, forensic reconstruction of signal system operations and patented signal products for grade crossings interconnected with highway traffic signals. www.ctcinc.com.