Fas Track Light Rail

Public Transportation, Commuter Rail

Denver, Colorado

Services Provided:  Civil Engineering, Land Planning

Project Description: FasTracks is a $6.5 billion public transportation expansion plan for Colorado’s Denver-Aurora and Boulder metropolitan areas. The plan calls for six light rail, diesel commuter rail, and electric commuter rail lines with a combined length of 119 miles to be opened between 2013 and 2016. The plan also include bus rapid transit, and additional bus and park-and-ride facilities.

As part of the FasTracks project, numerous modifications were needed to the BNSF Railway corridors in order to support light rail design and construction throughout the Denver metro area. CVL was responsible for surveying and mapping of the BNSF modifications for this project, which included the Regional Transportation District’s Fastracks Survey Control Network, and mapping numerous freight yards and corridors along the BNSF route. In addition, CVL took note of utility inventories and led construction staking of all modifications to the BNSF alignments.

BSNF & Union Pacific

Right of Way Improvements

Fort Worth, Texas

Services Provided:  Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Land Planning

Project Description: Located in downtown Fort Worth, Tex., Tower 55 is one of the busiest and most congested rail intersections in the United States. Nearly 100 trains move through the intersection daily carrying high-priority truck trailers or containers on railcars across coal, agricultural products, industrial and manufactured goods. An additional 43 commuter trains use the adjacent Trinity Railway Express each week day.

CVL was hired to supply surveying, mapping and ROW survey services on the Tower 55 project. We mapped various alignments, made boundary surveys, and researched other supporting services for the acquisition of property along the project route. With funding from the Department of Transportation’s National Infrastructure Investments TIGER II Discretionary Grant, Tower 55 improvements were designed to enhance the environment, economy and lives of people living and working near this vital corridor.