Category Archives: Economic development

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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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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D2: An Investment in Our Economy

You may not recognize the North Texas of today compared to the North Texas of 10 years ago. Our region has undergone and continues to experience rapid growth, in terms of both population and economic activity. It’s not just the … Continue reading

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Dallas Streetcar Route Expanding

The Dallas Streetcar construction project has created challenges for some businesses in and near the Bishop Arts District, but Paul Delgado, co-owner of The Local Oak restaurant, isn’t complaining. “Once the streetcar gets rolling, we fully anticipate that it will … Continue reading

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Community Hopes South Oak Cliff Blue Line Extension Will Catalyze Growth

Expectations are high that the October opening of the Blue Line extension from Ledbetter Station to the new Camp Wisdom and UNT Dallas stations will serve as a catalyst for business, recreation and housing development. The following video highlights the … Continue reading

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Culture Map: DART rail adds another convenient extension that stretches Blue Line south

  DART is opening the South Oak Cliff Blue Line Extension in October, adding two stations and nearly three miles of rail between Ledbetter Station and UNT Dallas Station near the University of North Texas at Dallas. The new segment … Continue reading

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Rowlett gets new brewpub near DART station

Rowlett city officials are welcoming a new business that is just a stone’s throw from a DART station. Bankhead Brewing Co. opens in downtown in early June. Jim Grabenhorst, director of economic development for the city, said it’s a welcome … Continue reading

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Downtown Garland an economic boom for local businessowners

Cary Hodson recently opened Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery in Garland’s historic square. It was his dream, he said, to help breathe life back into his hometown. With DART’s Downtown Garland Station increasing traffic in the area, he couldn’t think of … Continue reading

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DARTable Destination: Carrollton’s vitality growing

Editor’s note: This story appears in the November 2015 issue of Inmotion. The December 2010 arrival of the Green Line began a renaissance in downtown Carrollton. In the past five years, the city and private investors have injected more than … Continue reading

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Where Richardson and Plano Meet: Large developments rise near CityLine and Bush Turnpike Station

Editor’s note: This item originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of Inmotion. Once empty fields surrounding Bush Turnpike Station, located on the border of Richardson and Plano, are being filled with an expansive mix of residential and commercial development. … Continue reading

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