Inmotion JUNE 2014
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Attracting Development
Next Stop: DFW Airport
MAX Program Earns Recognition
Agency Celebrates Older Americans
Government Mandates PTC Systems
Apartments Rise on Maple Avenue
Sales Tax Revenue and Ridership Reports
DART Current and Future Services to 2016
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Next Stop: DFW Airport

Testing in progress as construction concludes

The signature canopies are up, landscaping is growing, and windscreens and power lines are in place
The signature canopies are up, landscaping is growing, and windscreens and power lines are in place
The Orange Line extension to DFW Airport Station will open Aug. 18, creating a direct rail connection between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and downtown Dallas.

DART announced in March that it would open DFW Airport Station in August, making the dream of direct rail service to the airport a reality four months ahead of schedule.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport built the rail station in conjunction with renovations to Terminal A. To meet the aggressive time line, the agency, DFW Airport and their contractors are busy putting the final pieces in place.

"Opening a project of this complexity early and under budget is a great testament to the work of our DART team and our colleagues at DFW Airport," DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas said.

DART's design-build contractor - the joint venture of Kiewit, Stacy and Witbeck, Reyes Group, and Parsons Transportation Group (KSWRP) - has built the track from Belt Line Station. KSWRP crews will install ticket vending machines and the public address/variable messages boards.

In April, DART began live-wire testing with trains to ensure all communications are working properly. In mid-June, DART began integrated testing and operator training. Pre-revenue operations begin two weeks before opening.

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