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Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Progress Report FY 2016

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Where Public Transportation Goes, Community Grows


Here's what service-area city officials say about DART's impact on their communities.

Addison Mayor Todd Meier "We are very excited about the Cotton Belt project. It will help take our economic development boom to the next level, connecting us even more completely to our region and bringing us the transit part of our transit-oriented development for Addison Circle."

Addison Mayor Todd Meier

Carrollton Mayor Matthew Marchant "DART's Green Line to Downtown Carrollton provides fundamental support for our developmental initiatives. The light rail becomes especially useful during large-scale events, such as our Festival at the Switchyard, and helps to meet the goal of merging Carrollton's past and present."

Carrollton Mayor Matthew Marchant

Cockrell Hill Mayor Luis D. Carrera "DART service in our community connects our residents to jobs, education, medical services and entertainment throughout the region - affordably, conveniently and reliably. It's more than infrastructure; our investment in DART is a long-term investment in our city's vitality."

Cockrell Hill Mayor Luis D. Carrera

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings "Increased property values and the revenues generated from that are ways Dallas and the other DART cities are benefiting from our investment. DART has created new connections to attract developers to fertile areas for investment. We see that transformation in all parts of our city and are excited to see what's next."

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings

Farmers Branch Mayor Bob Phelps "The sky is the limit when it comes to projects in and around Farmers Branch Station on the Green Line. Mustang Station, a multifamily housing development, has completed the first phase and is ready to start on the second. Nearby, 29 patio homes have been built and sold in the station area. We've opened a the new Farmers Branch Market directly adjacent to the platform. The DART station is a powerful center of activity that will be a huge boost for Farmers Branch."

Farmers Branch Mayor Bob Phelps

Garland Mayor Pro Tem Scott LeMay "The arrival of DART's Blue Line in Downtown Garland in 2002 helped spark new life into our city's core with transit-oriented development, increased visibility of our arts venues and historic assets, and new eateries and nightspots in downtown. Our Forest/Jupiter Station also is serving as a catalyst for future development opportunities. Garland's roots first developed because of the railroad. It's only fitting that our growth toward the future should be inspired by rail traffic, too!"

Garland Mayor Pro Tem Scott LeMay

Glenn Heights Mayor Leon P. Tate "Since DART's inception in 1983, the city of Glenn Heights has enjoyed a strong partnership with DART. As the only city south of Dallas offering DART services, we are proud to meet the transportation needs of our citizens. The recently introduced Blue Line extension is a solid attraction for the city moving forward and we are optimistic that we will see improved levels of customer service."

Glenn Heights Mayor Leon P. Tate

Highland Park Mayor Joel T. Williams III "Proactively meeting today's divergent needs of its member cities while giving visionary care toward expanding its transportation system are integral components of DART's success into the future."

Highland Park Mayor Joel T. Williams III

Irving City Councilman John Danish "Everywhere you look in Irving, and particularly in Las Colinas along the DART corridor, you see cranes and construction. Transit-oriented development, when complete, will deliver 23 projects that include 15,000 residential units and nearly 11 million square feet of retail and office space. Additionally, we have much more construction planned along the DART and TRE lines in Irving. So, more than a century after the city's founding as a rail station, rail continues to deliver high energy and tremendous interest."

Irving City Councilman John Danish

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere "DART drives the pulse of Downtown Plano and has ignited a true renaissance. As a result, downtown has emerged as a vibrant destination for shopping, dining and cultural art experiences. The energy is palpable every time the train approaches Downtown Plano Station and you hear the bells and see the lights at the crossing."

Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere

Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker "In July 2002, Richardson became the first city outside of Dallas to welcome DART Light Rail and today our community benefits from four stations. Since then, access to DART has had a tremendous and positive impact on our community, spurring transit-oriented developments such as the $1.5 billion CityLine project. Through such developments, light rail clearly has helped bring quality jobs, attracted new dining, shopping and entertainment venues, contributed significantly to the city’s tax base and fostered dynamic, walkable neighborhoods that enhance Richardson's overall quality of life."

Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker

Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel "Rowlett is successfully creating the sustainable, energized and walkable downtown our community has long envisioned. Downtown Rowlett Station is very much a part of this vision and is a key element in attracting quality development. For example, Bankhead Brewing Co. opened a new restaurant with an amazing outdoor patio next to Rowlett's downtown water tower. The $34 million mixed-use Village of Rowlett project, which also will house the Rowlett Library when completed in 2017, can be directly attributed to the availability of DART Light Rail!"

Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel

University Park Mayor Olin Lane Jr. "With a constant focus on improving mobility throughout North Texas, DART and its member-city partners are integral components of the region's overall efforts to sustain area infrastructure, spur economic growth and cultivate more livable communities."

University Park Mayor Olin Lane Jr.



Table of Contents

Financial and Investor Information

Planning Efforts Focus on the Future

Cotton Belt Will Connect Cities, Airport

Second Rail Alignment is Needed Downtown

Platform Extensions Will Increase Capacity by 33%

Dallas Streetcar Rolls into Bishop Arts District

Partnerships Expand Transportation Options

Transit Drives Local Economic Boom

Rail Fuels Transit-Oriented Development

 

New Stations Make College More Accessible

Riders Influence Bus Route Changes

Technology Engages Customers, Improves Travel Experience

Light Rail Expands in Southern Dallas

Agencies Partner to Implement Positive Train Control

Where Public Transportation Goes, Community Grows

DART Board Members

DART Current and Future Services

Connect with DART


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