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Rampart Streetcar Expansion Project Announced as Winner in 2018 Regional Best Projects Competition

10/17/2018

RTA project spotlighted for innovation, collaboration, and safety

What: The RTA’s Rampart Streetcar Expansion Project was selected out of 121 submissions to receive Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine’s Award of Merit in the 2018 Regional Best Projects Competition.
  
When:  ENR Regional Best Projects Awards Ceremony
             Thursday, October 18
             12pm – 2pm      
 
Where:  JW Marriott Houston
              5150 Westheimer Road
              Houston, TX 77056
 
Interviews: Interviews available upon request
  
Why: Judges say impeccable pre-planning, resourcefulness, and attention to quality all helped secure the Regional “Award of Merit” for the Rampart Streetcar Expansion Project. This is the first time the RTA has received this recognition. The expansion project went head-to-head with more than 100 submissions from across the south, including: Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
 
After two years of construction, the original #49 Rampart-St. Claude streetcar line opened for service in October 2016. The project was successfully completed on time and below the budget established for the project. The cost of construction totaled $42-million.
 
The completed line now runs along Rampart Street, from Canal Street to St. Claude Avenue. It gives riders more options when traveling the city and furthers the RTA’s goal of improving local routes and services.

To learn more, visit: www.norta.com or call Ride Line at 504-248-3900.
 

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