Monthly Archives: April 2014

News bits: Four-year, $302 billion transportation bill sent to Congress

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx yesterday unveiled a four-year, $302 billion transportation bill. The plan, called the Grow America Act, covers 12 different transportation needs ranging from environmental protection, to freight transport, rural needs, public transportation and more. “This proposal … Continue reading

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Streetcar Odds and Ends: Vehicle design chosen, construction to disrupt DART Rail service

The Dallas City Council’s Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee voted Monday to approve the exterior colors and interior design elements for the new dual-mode streetcar vehicles being produced by Brookville Equipment Corporation. According to a presentation by Dallas’ streetcar … Continue reading

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DART to DFW: Meet Rodney Jackson, bus operator

“DART to DFW: Connecting you to the World” is a video series where you get to meet individuals around DART that are helping make the connection to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Look for a new person featured every Tuesday until the opening … Continue reading

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News bits: DART may sell naming rights to stations, lines

DART is developing a policy to sell the naming rights to rail station and lines, according to a story reported by The Dallas Morning News. DART sees selling the naming rights as a way to secure more revenue. The agency’s … Continue reading

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Rider Insider: Take DART to Earth Day Texas 2014 at Fair Park

There’s no better way to get to Fair Park for this weekend’s Earth Day Texas 2014 event than DART. Every year, 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions and 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline are saved due to use of … Continue reading

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Yield to Wheels: DART reconfigures rail cars to better accommodate bikes, wheelchairs and more

As part of a new pilot program, DART is reconfiguring the middle car on 10 light rail vehicles to better accommodate bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, luggage and more. We have eliminated some seating in the low-floor portion of the middle cars … Continue reading

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DART to DFW: Meet Lisa Revell, human capital employee

“DART to DFW: Connecting you to the World” is a video series where you get to meet individuals around DART that are helping make the connection to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Look for a new person featured every Tuesday until the opening … Continue reading

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Photos: DART 2014 Student Art Contest awards ceremony

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News bits: Transportation secretary visits Garland, DART bus maker on week-long tour

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last week completed an eight-state tour calling for a replacement of the soon-to-expire MAP-21 transportation bill. One of Foxx’s stops was the NABI Bus manufacturing facility in Anniston, Al. NABI is the manufacturer … Continue reading

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Rider Insider: See the WCMX No Excuses Throwdown at the Irving Convention Center

Irving based RISE Adaptive Sports is hosting the WCMX No Excuses Throwdown Friday and Saturday at the Irving Convention Center. The event showcases some of the best Wheelchair Motocross, BMX and skateboarders in the nation. The event will also have … Continue reading

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