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Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Progress Report FY 2016

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The recent extension of the Dallas Streetcar is attracting new development and making it easier to take transit between the Bishop Arts District and Downtown Dallas.
The recent extension of the Dallas Streetcar is attracting new development and making it easier to take transit between the Bishop Arts District and Downtown Dallas.

Dallas Streetcar Rolls into Bishop Arts District


Transit complements neighborhood's urban lifestyle

The Bishop Arts District is on a new track since DART and the city of Dallas opened the second phase of the Dallas Streetcar on Aug. 27.

Now the thriving shopping and nightlife district, which originally was built around trolley lines, has a streetcar stop for the first time since the 1950s. The entertainment destination - packed full of restaurants, galleries, taverns and boutiques - also is known for limited parking.

In April 2015, DART began service on the first phase of the city-owned Dallas Streetcar line, which was partly funded by $26 million in Federal Transit Administration TIGER grants. Dallas contracted with DART to design, build, operate and maintain the vehicles and system.

Pennsylvania-based Brookville Equipment Corp. manufactured the modern streetcars, which fit in with the pedestrian-friendly nature of the neighborhood.

DART currently is working with Dallas on the Central Streetcar Link, which will expand modern streetcar service from Union Station to the M-Line Trolley, linking places like the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Omni Dallas Hotel with the Downtown Dallas Central Business District and Uptown.

Learn more:
DART.org/dallasstreetcar



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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