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Media Relations Contact:
Mark A. Ball
Dana Conklin

October 7, 2009

Official helped bring DART to Plano

Jack Hatchell Transit Center to be formally dedicated

The City of Plano and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will officially dedicate the Jack Hatchell Transit Center on Monday, October 12, at 10 a.m.

The facility at 4040 West 15th St., Plano (Mapsco 657-W/X), which opened in January 1989 as the West Plano Transit Center, will be renamed by Plano and DART dignitaries at a ceremony honoring the memory of the highly respected Collin County Commissioner and transportation leader who died last year after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Hatchell, who was instrumental in the success of Plano's election to join DART, was a public servant for more than 30 years and served on the Plano City Council from 1975 to 1985.

Mrs. Jack Hatchell unveils the new transit center plaque while DART President and Executive Director Gary Thomas, DART Board Chairman Randall Chrisman, DART Board member Faye Wilkins and City of Plano Mayor Phil Dyer look on.
Mrs. Jack Hatchell unveils the new transit center plaque while DART President and Executive Director Gary Thomas, DART Board of Directors Chairman Randall Chrisman, DART Board member Faye Wilkins and City of Plano Mayor Phil Dyer look on.
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Taking part in the dedication will be City of Plano Mayor Phil Dyer, DART President and Executive Director Gary Thomas, DART Board of Directors Chairman Randall Chrisman and former Collin County Commissioner Phyllis Cole.

The Jack Hatchell Transit Center features eight bus drop-off and pick-up areas and 822 parking spaces at its location just west of Coit Road. Thousands of customers utilize DART from West Plano every week and are served with bus routes to such major locations as downtown Dallas, Medical Center of Plano and the Telecom Corridor.

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