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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

April 26, 2012

Business Journal readers say DART delivering development impact

The Dallas Business Journal is again honoring Dallas Area Rapid Transit for its role in transforming North Texas. DART was named by readers of the weekly publication as the Best Real Estate Deal of the past 20 years.

DART's 28-mile, 20-station Green Line was selected the 2010 "Deal of the Year" and "Community Impact Deal of the Year" by the publication last year. The Dallas Business Journal began presenting the awards in 1992 to recognize the "top real estate transactions and the dealmakers who make them happen."

"Our ongoing expansion continues transforming the region with new connections and exciting new destinations," DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas said. "We appreciate the recognition of the real estate development community and look forward to working together to create new transportation and development opportunities for years to come."

DART opens the first five miles of the Orange Line, from Bachman Station to the Irving Convention Center on July 30. The agency will open the five mile Blue Line extension from Garland to Rowlett on December 3 along with an additional four miles of the Orange Line from the Convention Center to Belt Line Station on DFW Airport property. The Orange Line reaches Terminal A at DFW Airport in December 2014.

Other top projects of the past 20 years considered by readers of the Journal include Cityplace, Texas Motor Speedway, Victory Park, AT&T Performing Arts Center and the AT&T headquarters relocation.

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