Transportation news roundup: South Oak Cliff extension construction, Warnings on transpo funding

Here are your transportation headlines for Jan. 24, 2014. Want to submit a headline or have a question, comment, or concern? E-mail me.

Ledbetter Station

Ledbetter Station

DART begins South Oak Cliff Three Line extension [Progressive Railroading]

The project calls for extending the DART Blue Line 2.6 miles from Ledbetter Station to the University of North Texas at Dallas. The line will feature two stations — one at Camp Wisdom and one at UNT Dallas — as well as a redesigned Ledbetter Station, which currently serves as the southern terminus of the Blue Line.

London’s Victoria line suspended after control room is flooded with cement [Guardian]

Most of the Victoria line was closed from around 1.40pm after private contractors working on the £700m rebuilding of Victoria Station for London Underground managed to pour large quantities of water and cement into a signal control room.

Current and Former DOT Chiefs Issue Separate Warnings on Transportation Funding [BondBuyer]

The current U.S. transportation secretary and his predecessor on Thursday separately warned about the dangers of letting the Highway Trust Fund become insolvent on or before the end of fiscal 2014.

Kansas City Council gives green light to plans for larger streetcar taxing district [KC Star]

The Kansas City Council on Thursday gave the green light to preparations for a streetcar funding district that would encompass much of Kansas City south of the Missouri River.

If voters approve the new funding district, it will help pay for 8 to 10 more miles of streetcar extensions.

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