Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

#TBT: Revolutionizing Transit with the Orange Line

Why the Orange Line? The decision to build the Orange Line was finalized in 2000 after the DART Board approved a preferred route for the line and changed it from commuter rail to a longer light rail route that would … Continue reading

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TBT: DART Takes Us to Great Destinations

Remember when you would sit bumper to bumper on Mavericks Game Day? Or struggled to make it from work to catch a week night concert? Just a little more than 10 years ago, this used to be the norm for … Continue reading

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Throw Back Thursday: Dallas Streetcar

Who doesn’t love to ride DART’s Dallas Streetcar? Dallas Streetcar runs every day starting at 5:30 a.m. in the morning and running until midnight.  You can hop on the streetcar and connect to DART Rail at Union Stations.  The Streetcar … Continue reading

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#TBT we’re throwing it back to the Green Line!

DART is going back in time today to when we had just started our rail expansion.  Though it may feel like North Texas has always been outfitted with 93 miles of rail, we really have done a lot in a … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Streetcars & The State Fair of Texas

Fairgoers have been relying on DART Light Rail to take them to and from The State Fair of Texas since the Green Line opened in September of 2009, but more than seven decades earlier fairgoers were still relying on public … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: 2011 a memorable year for DART chief, public transportation funding

Public transportation as a whole and DART President and Executive Director Gary Thomas had a very good 2011. This is the year when Thomas, who has been at the helm of DART since 2001, was elected the Chair of the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: State Fair of Texas football in 1933

This photo shows the the Cotton Bowl filled with 30,000 screaming fans for a football game between Southern Methodist University and the Texas School of Mines at El Paso (UTEP) on October 7, 1933. This throwback is special for DART … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: DART circa 1997

How did DART look in 1997? It was a tad different than than 700-square mile, 90-rail mile behemoth that it has become today. Before we take a look at the year 1997 for DART. Why is this year an important … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: A look at the year 1982

Let’s talk about 1982. For many, this year was one of minimal excitement, but for public transportation agencies, this year was a very important one. DART, for one, didn’t even exist, but if it wasn’t for 1982, we wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Construction continues at Cityplace/Uptown Station

Cityplace/Uptown Station opened on December 18, 2000 as the southwest’s first public subway. The station is 120 feet below North Central Expressway just northeast of Downtown Dallas.

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