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DART Vote Celebrates 30 YearsAugust marks the 30th anniversary of the vote to create DART. On Saturday, Aug. 13, 1983, residents in Dallas and 13 other cities elected to be a part of the new transit agency and contribute 1 percent in sales tax to fund it. Later, Cockrell Hill would opt in and Coppell and Flower Mound would drop out. More than 175,000 people cast their vote. In Dallas County, it was the largest turnout for a referendum to date.
"Light rail, commuter trains, or bus lanes: I didn't have it firm in my mind, but I knew that this city needed to do something about transportation because we were growing fast," Adlene Harrison, chairwoman of the first DART Board, said recently of the historic vote.
Thirty years later, DART is one of the largest transit agencies in the Southwest with the longest light rail system in the country.
Families Save With Summer Fun PromotionFamilies can explore more of North Texas for less with a special discount on Saturdays through Aug. 17. Through the Summer Fun Promotion, one $10 regional day pass provides rides for two adults and up to four kids under 14 to anywhere in the regional network. This promotion also is available to all individuals with a current regional pass, making the pass an even better value.
DART partnered with the TRE, The T in Fort Worth and the Denton County Transportation Association to encourage families to try public transportation for their Saturday excursions to the area's many events and attractions. The promotion, which began in April, also coincides with the dates of Summer Adventures in Fair Park presented by the State Fair of Texas®.
Rail to UNT Dallas Surges Ahead
Blue Alliance Partners, a joint venture of HNTB Corp. and Dikita Enterprises, Inc., was selected for engineering and architectural design services and construction management. The design services contract is valued at more than $13.8 million.
South Oak Cliff Transit Partners was chosen as construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC). The joint venture is an alliance of Stacy and Witbeck, Jerry Haynes Electric Co., Mas-Tek Engineering & Associates, Kiewit Infrastructure South, and Legacy Resource Group. The CM/GC construction services contract is worth more than $102 million.
Mustang Crossing Branches Out
The first phase of Mustang Station, a master-planned, mixed-use urban development, is well under construction. Developed by Canadian firm Western Securities and designed by Addison's BGO Architects, the luxury apartment community features 257 residential units on the upper floors and 10,000 feet of retail-ready space on the ground level. Pre-leasing began in June and the community will be open in September for move-in.
Nearby, K. Hovnanian Homes is creating a new neighborhood of 29 single-family patio homes within walking distance of the station. The model home opened in March, and at least 10 of the lots have been sold.
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