Monthly Archives: October 2016

New Opportunities Thanks to an Interconnected Transit System

DART’s transit system covers more than 700 square miles connecting communities across North Texas with accessible and reliable transit. As an interconnected, multi-modal network, residents and visitors now have more mobility in a region where people have previously relied on … Continue reading

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Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere Commends DART’s Economic Impact

A recent study from the University of North Texas identified $5.3 billion in transit-oriented development near DART Rail stations between 1996 and 2013. The report has North Texas leaders, such as Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, praising DART’s economic impact. Check … Continue reading

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DART to the 42nd Annual Harambee Festival

Enjoy a day filled with positive hip-hop, spoken word, storytelling and dance performances from local and national artists in a festival that merges African and American cultures. The 42nd Annual Harambee Festival is a southern Dallas tradition that offers a … Continue reading

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Irving City Councilman John Danish Cheers DART’s Economic Impact

DART Rail is a catalyst for economic growth. Our projects potential spending for planned or proposed developments could produce another $160 million in state and local tax revenue. Our latest report supports this data and has North Texas leaders, such as Irving … Continue reading

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Prost! Get Your Bratwurst on at the Downtown Plano Steinfest

This Saturday is your chance to fit in one last Oktoberfest before the month is over. Come down to the Downtown Plano Arts District for Steinfest, an Oktoberfest-style event hosted by the Historic Downtown Plano Association that celebrates outstanding beer, great … Continue reading

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Garland Mayor Pro Tem Praises DART’s Economic Impact

Transit oriented development near DART Rail continues to ignite vitality in North Texas with more than $7 billion in economic growth from new or planned construction within a quarter mile of rail stations. Our latest report reinforces this data and has North Texas … Continue reading

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Glenn Heights On-Call Connects to DART Rail Oct. 31

Beginning Monday, Oct. 31, the On-Call route in Glenn Heights will connect with DART’s new UNT Dallas Station. Passengers who book trips during the recently added midday hours may opt to travel to the new station on the Blue Line. … Continue reading

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North Texas Officials Cheer DART’s Economic Impact

Local mayors can’t say enough great things about DART and how it’s benefiting their communities: Check out Tuesday’s DART Daily article to learn how DART is helping drive economic growth in North Texas. To read the full report, click here.

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Paying for DART Projects

DART works diligently to manage its finances fairly and accurately. This means we don’t have to sacrifice funding for an important project in order to pay for another. Building DART projects is a complex, multi-step process.  In order to ensure … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect: How DART Drives Economic Growth

Sometimes it can be hard to see how public transportation drives an economy. However, here in North Texas, new transit-oriented developments are spurring financial growth. Tax revenue, jobs, wages, and spending for new construction boosts incomes, increases local business profits, … Continue reading

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