(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) March 8, 2019 – Trinity Metro’s new commuter rail line, TEXRail, was honored as 2018 Project of the Year by the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA). The RHCA Pillar Award was awarded to Trinity Metro and Archer Western Herzog, a joint venture company formed to lead project management for the construction of TEXRail.
Winners were chosen based on many factors, including leadership diversity and inclusion, community involvement, and awards and recognitions. The TEXRail project launched with an established goal of 30 percent M/WBE participation. At the end of the project, the M/WBE participation was 36 percent.
“We are proud to receive the prestigious Pillar Award,” said Trinity Metro President/CEO Paul J Ballard. “TEXRail has been very successful so far, and that can be credited to all of the contractors and subcontractors who worked with us to bring this project to fruition.”
About Trinity Metro
Trinity Metro is a regional transportation system that provides public transportation to meet the mobility needs in Tarrant County. The agency offers connections throughout the North Central Texas region, annually providing 10 million passenger trips on buses, vanpools and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a 34-mile commuter rail line jointly owned and operated with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Trinity Metro is the sole owner and operator of TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line that runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.
The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, formerly the Hispanic Contractors Association of DFW, was formed in 1995 to address the needs of one of the fastest0growing sectors of the construction industry. In addition in giving voice to the business and political concerns of its members, the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association serves the community through its outreach program.