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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

November 29, 2000

DART seeks local input

December meetings set for Carrollton, Farmers Branch rail corridor

DART officials have scheduled three public meetings to gather information for the Northwest Corridor Environmental Impact Statement from residents in neighborhoods along the Northwest light rail corridor linking downtown Dallas to Farmers Branch and Carrollton. The line is targeted for completion in 2008.

The meetings are designed to determine the scope and significance of issues related to the proposed light rail plan, including the alignment, location of stations and any environmental issues, such as noise, vibration and cultural resources along the Northwest light rail corridor. Earlier this year DART completed a two-year-long Major Investment Study of transportation alternatives in this area.

DART Public Meetings are being held at the following times and places:

When: Tuesday, December 5, 2000, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bachman Recreation Center, 2750 Bachman Drive, Dallas, Mapsco 33C

When: Thursday, December 7, 2000, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Farmers Branch Elementary School, 13521 Tom Field Rd., Farmers Branch, Mapsco 13N

When: Friday, December 8, 2000, 10 a.m.
Where: DART Headquarters, 1401 Pacific at Akard Station, Room 1C, Dallas, Mapsco 45L

For further information on these meetings, contact DART Community Affairs at (214) 749-2522.

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