Transit and Air

Ensuring passenger safety and security as well as a prompt and pleasant traveling experience are at the forefront of the minds of our design team. Whether traveling by land or air, we recognize our clients’ commitment to serving the traveling public. KHAFRA has an extensive resume with transit authorities across the country. Examples include:

marta_2 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)General Engineering Consultant (GEC) – Track & Systems, Atlanta, GA

KHAFRA’s role on MARTA’s GEC for Track & Systems is to provide design, engineering, construction management, as well as management and administration services to support the planning, development, repair, maintenance, and improvement of the Authority’s transit system.  The services provided under the GEC contract include the following:

  • Technical studies and analyses to determine the feasibility of proposed projects.
  • Design and engineering of equipment and systems to be installed or used in, or operated upon, the Authority’s rail and bus transit system.
  • Design services that may be required during construction, installation, rehabilitation, or other modification of existing equipment and systems.
  • Construction management services, including construction and contract administration.
  • Design management services during design and installation of equipment including quality assurance and quality control, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, value engineering, and cost engineering.
Rotunda_Final_Revised_2_filtered Terminal Modernization and Improvement at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Birmingham, AL

Due to aging infrastructure and projected increases in the number of passengers using this airport, the Birmingham Airport Authority required consultants to implement LEED design strategies to make wholesale changes to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. KHAFRA was the prime engineering design firm for this traditional design-bid-build project.  KHAFRA was charged with the civil design of the elevated roadway, pedestrian bridges and a 4,000-vehicle multi-level parking deck expansion in addition to providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for the terminal expansion.


HJAIA Maynard H. Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA

KHAFRA and its joint venture partners were responsible for architectural and engineering design of the new 930,000 square feet international terminal and concourse.  One of the most significant benefits of the new international passenger terminal is the independent roadway allowing drive up access to the terminal for departing and arriving passengers.  The new international terminal and concourse also features upgrades to the airport’s international passenger service and support facilities, including new concessions, duty free areas, ticketing and baggage handling.  The convenience for retrieving luggage in the same terminal where flights arrive is a huge improvement and appreciated feature that makes passenger flow more efficient.  KHAFRA’s role on this project also included management of sub-consultants performing related engineering design. We also provided design and quality control reviews to ensure a completely integrated design for this 900 million-dollar project as well as construction administration and field observation services during the construction of the civil infrastructure for this project.

love Love Field Stormwater Drainage Master Plan, Dallas, TX

KHAFRA’s Scope included study of stormwater drainage improvements for City of Dallas Love Field Airport footprint and upstream/ downstream drainage basins.  KHAFRA assessed the offsite drainage basins located northeast of Lemmon Avenue utilizing as-built drawings, drainage area maps, hydrologic models, and existing surveyed information regarding storm sewer location, size, and capacity of existing storm sewer and open channel systems. After completing assessment of existing documentation, KHAFRA’s team field verified storm sewer locations, types, sizes and flowlines as required to determine drainage areas and update existing drainage area maps to assist with developing an existing conditions storm water model for the offsite drainage basins.  KHAFRA then prepared a composite plan view of the existing system on an aerial base, reviewed and determined three to five concepts for interception and diversion of flows. Thereafter, we provided results to review concepts, prepared a hydrology and hydraulics analysis report for one or two concept options. The final phase involved production of technical memorandum outlining efforts and results including constraints, flows and alternatives.