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Railway Age: DART from your plane to a train

Airline passengers arriving at Dallas Love Field have a convenient way to plan their use of DART’s public transportation system before leaving the airport, reports Railway Age. DART and CHK America have installed a ConnectPoint® Interactive Touchscreen Kiosk at Love Field. Described as … Continue reading

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DART’s Gary Thomas Named Outstanding Public Transit Manager

Gary Thomas, president/executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, has been named Outstanding Public Transportation Manager of the Year by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). “I am honored to be recognized for doing what I love,” Thomas said. “DART … Continue reading

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Dallas Streetcar reaches the Bishop Arts District

City officials, DART staff, residents and others celebrated the opening of the Dallas Streetcar extension to the Bishop Arts District during a ceremony Saturday, which was followed by a community block party. Riders now have six places to board with … Continue reading

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Deep in the Bishop Arts

August 29 is the big day. That’s when the Dallas Streetcars will roll into the Bishop Arts District. The sleek vehicles already are a familiar sight in North Oak Cliff, and the extension ushers in a new era for one … Continue reading

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History Between the Lines

When the Dallas Streetcar opened for business last April, it seemed like a novelty, a brand-new concept for the city. But with the much-anticipated second phase to Bishop Arts District opening in a little over a week, it’s worth remembering … Continue reading

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New Dallas Streetcar Schedule Starts Monday

It’s still two weeks before the Dallas Streetcar carries its first passengers to the Bishop Arts District, but current customers can enjoy the new 20-minute frequency beginning Monday, Aug. 15. In preparation for the new expanded service, cars will be … Continue reading

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Farmers Branch Helps Create Safer Roadways for Cyclists and Motorists

Once considered a recreational activity, cycling today is viewed as a viable mode of transportation. That change is prompting cities like Farmers Branch to make it safer for motorists and cyclists to share the roadways. As part of its Trial … 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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DART Bus Driver Transports People to Safety After Downtown Shooting July 7

As gunfire broke out in downtown Dallas July 7, chaos ensued. People were running in all directions to get out of harm’s way. With DART service suspended, many were unsure of how to get home. Quick-thinking DART bus driver Don … Continue reading

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News bit: Downtown Plano named one of best downtowns in nation

The hits keep coming for Downtown Plano. Months after being named one of the country’s best neighborhoods, this week it earned the designation of one of the best downtowns in the country from Livability.com. The Dallas Morning News reports on … Continue reading

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