Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Streetcars & The State Fair of Texas

Fairgoers have been relying on DART Light Rail to take them to and from The State Fair of Texas since the Green Line opened in September of 2009, but more than seven decades earlier fairgoers were still relying on public … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: 2011 a memorable year for DART chief, public transportation funding

Public transportation as a whole and DART President and Executive Director Gary Thomas had a very good 2011. This is the year when Thomas, who has been at the helm of DART since 2001, was elected the Chair of the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: State Fair of Texas football in 1933

This photo shows the the Cotton Bowl filled with 30,000 screaming fans for a football game between Southern Methodist University and the Texas School of Mines at El Paso (UTEP) on October 7, 1933. This throwback is special for DART … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: DART circa 1997

How did DART look in 1997? It was a tad different than than 700-square mile, 90-rail mile behemoth that it has become today. Before we take a look at the year 1997 for DART. Why is this year an important … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: A look at the year 1982

Let’s talk about 1982. For many, this year was one of minimal excitement, but for public transportation agencies, this year was a very important one. DART, for one, didn’t even exist, but if it wasn’t for 1982, we wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Construction continues at Cityplace/Uptown Station

Cityplace/Uptown Station opened on December 18, 2000 as the southwest’s first public subway. The station is 120 feet below North Central Expressway just northeast of Downtown Dallas.

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Explore DART’s growth with Google Street View historical images

A few months ago, Google added the ability to browse historical Street View images to Google Maps. And with that ability came a nice look at the transformation of DART since 2007 including the addition of new rail and bus … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: DART installs a new bus bench in downtown Dallas in 1988

In this 1988 photo, a forklift is used to install a new bus stop bench on the corner of Elm and Griffin streets in downtown Dallas.

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Throwback Thursday: DART celebrates opening of Mockingbird Station with fireworks

DART is digging into the archives to show off some visual highlights from the agency’s 30-year history. Check back every Thursday for a new photo and follow along on Instagram for more great visuals from DART.

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