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Briefing for State Representative Jim Pitts Chair, House Appropriations Committee July 28, 2010. DART Member Cities. Plano. Addison. Carrollton. Farmers Branch. Richardson. Rowlett. Garland. University Park. Irving. Highland Park. Dallas. Cockrell Hill. Glenn Heights.

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Briefing for

State Representative Jim Pitts

Chair,

House Appropriations Committee

July 28, 2010


DART Member Cities

Plano

Addison

Carrollton

Farmers Branch

Richardson

Rowlett

Garland

University Park

Irving

Highland Park

Dallas

Cockrell Hill

Glenn Heights


Monthly Riders

May 2010

1,431,960

4,352,750

3,144,059

72,000

177,021

63,514


DART Rail


Green Line

  • 28-mile, $1.8 billion dollar light rail project – largest in North America

  • 2,200 construction-related jobs created due to Green Line build-out

  • Will provide access to employment centers along Stemmons Corridor, Dallas Market Center, Southwestern Medical District & Parkland Hospital, and Dallas Love Field Airport

  • Revenue service will begin Dec. 6, 2010

Rail Build-out


Orange Line

  • 14-mile light rail project

  • Phase I, from the Green Line’s Bachman Station to Las Colinas Urban Center, opens mid-2012

  • Phase II, to Belt Line Road, opens for revenue service December 2012

  • Phase III, to Terminal A of DFW Airport pending additional funding sources

Rail Build-out


Bachman Station – Green Line/Orange Line (July 2010)


Orange Line Curving East To

Green Line (April 2010)


Blue Line Extension

  • 4.5 mile Blue Line extension from Downtown Garland Station to Downtown Rowlett

  • On schedule for a December 2012 opening

Rail Build-out


Economic Impact of DART

Rail Build-out

  • Green Line Construction

    • Generating $1.5B in Regional Economic Activity

RailBuild-out

  • Orange Line Construction

    • Generating $2B in Regional Economic Activity

  • Blue Line Extension Construction

    • Generating $500M in Regional Economic Activity

Total Regional Economic Impact of Current DART Rail Build-out

(Green, Orange & Blue Lines) = $4B

Source: Dr. Terry Clower & Dr. Bernard Weinstein, University of North Texas, June 2009 study


$8 Billion in Existing and Future Transit-Oriented Development

Downtown Plano

Galatyn

Victory

Mockingbird

Cedars


Convention Center Station

Las Colinas

Station

Future Multi-Modal Station


DART Light Rail Expansion Program Recently Designated as a “Project of Excellence” by the U.S. Office of Management & Budget

Rail Build-out


DFW Connection - Phased Approach

Future LRT Phase

Terminal B

Terminal A


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