Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rider Insider: Find things to do this weekend in D/FW

• Ride the DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Orange Line or Green Line to Pearl/Arts District Station, then D-Link Route 722 to Klyde Warren Park for The Road to Sochi. This stop on the Road to Sochi tour will feature events such as curling strip, hockey slap shot … Continue reading

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DART Rail stations attract nonprofit and civic developments

By design, the DART Rail System serves many medical, educational, civic and entertainment destinations throughout the service area. While many pre-date the nearest rail station, transit access has played an important role in the expansion of these places. One of … Continue reading

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Photo: D-Link bus makes cameo in downtown Dallas mural

DART’s D-Link bus is usually found roaming the Dallas streets, but now it can be found 71 stories above its normal route in the offices of Downtown Dallas, Inc. at the Bank of America Plaza. According to the Downtown Dallas, … Continue reading

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How do DART stations affect nearby property? A look at the numbers

So how good of a financial decision can it be to build property around a DART Rail station? Take a look at the numbers gathered by the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas and … Continue reading

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Study: DART Rail Expansion added $7.4 billion into local economy

The expansion of the DART Rail System has pumped $7.4 billion into the regional economy, added more than 54,000 yearly jobs and greatly increased the value of properties surrounding DART Rail stations, according to two studies released today from the … Continue reading

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News bits: Trinity Railway Express appoints new COO

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority announces the appointment of Tom Tulley as the chief operating officer of the Trinity Railway Express. Previously, Tulley was passenger-rail specialist for the Federal Railroad Administration Region 5 in Dallas from 1999 through 2012. He … Continue reading

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Area surrounding Convention Center Station to receive a $4.67 million facelift

The area around the Convention Center Station in Dallas will receive a $4.67 million renovation, thanks to a construction contract approved by the Dallas City Council last week. The plan includes adding more lighting, some of which may change colors … Continue reading

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Orange Line extension to DFW Airport to open early

Commuters and travelers to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport can expect an early Christmas present this year. The 4.7-mile Orange Line extension to DFW Airport is trending ahead of schedule and we’ll be able to open the line earlier than the … Continue reading

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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. DART begins South Oak Cliff Three Line extension [Progressive Railroading] The project calls for extending the DART … Continue reading

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Photos: See construction progress at DFW Airport Station

Our colleagues at D/FW International Airport posted some new photos of the in-progress construction of the new DFW Airport Station, which is part of the Orange Line extension to Terminal A. It’s currently scheduled to open in December 2014. Will you be taking … Continue reading

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