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MAX Program Earns National RecognitionThe National Transit Institute at Rutgers University honored DART and its partners in the Multi-Agency Exchange (MAX) program with the Achievements in Transit Training Model Program Award. The MAX program is a leadership development and learning exchange offered jointly by DART, the Regional Transportation District of Denver, Colo., and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. This year, the partners added the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.
Each year, participants attend four-day information and exchange sessions, known as MAX Conferences, at the headquarters of each partner agency. Participants learn from subject matter experts at the transit property and see how other agencies operate differently and/or more effectively.
Agency Celebrates Older AmericansFor 20 years, DART has hosted an annual Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair as a capstone to its senior adult education outreach program. This year's event took place on May 15 at Centennial Hall in Dallas' Fair Park.
Nearly 1,200 people attended the event, which featured health screenings and information, DART services and vehicles, entertainment and more. Community sponsors were the city of Dallas, Age Well Live Well Dallas, and the Dallas Area Agency on Aging under the auspices of the Community Council of Greater Dallas.
DART is one of thousands of organizations that hold events in May as part of Older Americans Month. President John F. Kennedy began the national observance in 1963 to acknowledge the contributions of older people and draw attention to their needs and concerns.
Apartments Rise on Maple AvenueTwo apartment communities are under construction near the Green Line's Inwood/Love Field Station. Proximity to the station, the airport, Southwest Airlines headquarters, Parkland Hospital and the Southwestern Medical District is contributing to a residential construction boom in the area.
The Alta Maple Station apartments, developed by Atlanta-based Wood Partners and designed by architects Good Fulton & Farrell, Inc., sit adjacent to the DART station parking lot. The four-story project occupies nearly 3.5 acres and will have 249 units. The apartment community is scheduled to open in late 2014.
Just across Maple Avenue, developer Lang Partners is building its 342-unit Maple District Lofts. Crews have cleared a 6-acre site at Maple Avenue and Butler Street. The lofts also are anticipated to open in late 2014.
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