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News bits: DART Police working to decrease drug sales, panhandling downtown

DART Police, Dallas Police and the Downtown Dallas Safety Patrol are working to reduce panhandling and drug sales in Downtown Dallas. DART Police Chief James Spiller, Downtown Dallas Inc. CEO John Crawford and Dallas Police Department Assistant Chief Gary Tittle … Continue reading

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News bits: DART Board called ‘smart’ for adopting policy changes

A smart move by #DART. @dartmedia https://t.co/R38xtrGDQb pic.twitter.com/7tJpKJPcAk — Mike Drago (@MikeDrago) December 9, 2015 Tuesday, the DART Board adopted policy changes easing the requirement for new cities to contract DART’s services. The 8-5 vote allows new cities to contract … Continue reading

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News bits: Dallas Streetcar’s ‘praying mantis’ arm keeps the vehicle rolling

Dallas’ various public transportation vehicles have drawn a lot of comparisons in the past, but mechanical praying mantis is definitely a new one. KERA, the local public radio station and website, highlights the Dallas Streetcar in a new story posted … Continue reading

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News bits: Belo Foundation pledges $30 million for parks near DART in downtown Dallas

Belo Foundation has announced a $30 million contribution to aide in the completion of the downtown Dallas parks plan. That plan includes the construction of four new parks in downtown accounting for 17 new acres of green space. Three of … Continue reading

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Video: In car-centric Texas, cities reap economic boon from light rail

PBS NewsHour Weekend visited the Dallas area recently to take a look at how DART operates in car-centric Dallas and how development is sprouting around the rail lines. Thanks to PBS NewsHour Weekend for the coverage and thanks to workers … Continue reading

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News bits: Busy summer for development near DART Rail

It has been a busy summer for development in and around DART Rail in North Texas. Check out some of the stories of new property and new businesses that you can expect to see on your commute soon. A new … Continue reading

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News bits: Congress passes three-month transportation bill extension

Lawmakers in Washington are beginning their August break, but not before taking care of some last-minute patchwork on an extension to the transportation bill that ensures money continues to flow to highway and transit agencies. From the Associated Press: Lawmakers … Continue reading

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News bits: Pope Francis talks importance of public transportation

Pope Francis, the Pope of the Catholic Church, last month released a 192-page paper discussing climate change and other environmental issue. One passage in the paper is notable to DART and its passengers: The quality of life in cities has … Continue reading

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News bits: ‘DART hopping’ to kid-friendly stations

What are your favorite kid-friendly DART stations? Dan Koller, writing for Texas Highways magazine, sought out the best places to take kids along the DART Rail for a magical time. In his write-up you’ll find the usual suspects like Dallas … Continue reading

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News bits: DISD graduate shares his DART travel tips

Blaine Finstein just graduated from Dallas ISD’s School for the Talented and Gifted. And despite being a teenager, his DART travel experience could rival most public transit commuters. In a recent Dallas Morning News Student Voices column, Finstein shares his … Continue reading

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