Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DART orders recycled plastic crossties

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit has placed a $250,000 order with Axion International for Axion's proprietary Recycled Structural Composite crossties for use on the Trinity Railway Express line that connects Dallas and Fort Worth, Tex.

dart_logo_circle.jpg.jpgAxion is servicing the contract through Herzog Transit Services, which operates the TRE line. The ties will be installed on a two-mile bridge known as the Beltline Overpass. Axion said the recycled plastic ties “should significantly lower the maintenance and replacement costs over the life of the bridge.”

The tie was developed in conjunction with Rutgers University’s Materials Sciences and Engineering Department.