The new Downtown MetroRail Station and transit plaza in Austin is not only welcoming visitors of the city but is also providing improved connection for residents and commuters who use the Capital Metro services to get to work, school, medical appointments and other destinations around town.

Capital Metro in Austin selected a joint partnership of HNTB and Alliance Transportation Group, Inc. to complete the final engineering design and provide construction services for the new downtown station and transit plaza. The team, working under the name of Downtown Gateway Partners, added two tracks, new platforms and canopies and an improved design of a transit plaza just outside the Austin Convention Center.

Serving as one of nine stations along 32 miles of rail service on the Red Line, the new station is helping to improve service on the Red Line and setting the stage for service on a possible second rail line in the future.

Location: Austin, TX

Client: Capital Metro

Services: Design, construction