Category Archives: DART

Demand for Housing Near Transit

On my way home from work the other day I caught this Marketplace program about the increased demand for housing near transit. As may seem obvious to the audience of this blog, but there’s a massive sea-change afoot in consumer … Continue reading

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Will DART ever come to McKinney?

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system is one of the most sought after public transportation systems in the country. “Today when I walk into a community and say ‘I’m from DART,’ they wrap their arms us,” DART executive vice … Continue reading

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Carrollton considers food pushcarts near DART stations

Hot dog with a relish drizzle?  Fajita taco doused in salsa verde?  How about a pretzel with a smear of mustard, or a puffy pita with lamb and cucumber?  Culinary commerce from the humble pushcart may pop up near certain … Continue reading

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Why today’s DART hater makes me crazy

Was DART worth it? That’s the essence of what guest columnist Bill Ceverha asked today on our Viewpoints page. He spent lots of time tossing numbers around and re-fighting old fights from the 1980s on whether DART should have been … Continue reading

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Rebutting “DART’s Folly”

In a February 18, 2011 article in Dallas Morning News, Bill Ceverha, a former six-term member of the Texas Legislature, makes the following arguments against DART: The fixed-route (bus and rail) ridership on DART is less than it was 10 … Continue reading

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Downtown Dallas Retail Sales

Dallas, Texas – downtown retail sales grew 33 percent a year after the light rail system began operation Read remainder of the story at Switchboard.

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Is sleepy north Richardson ready for huge TOD?

Like it or not, transit-oriented development is about to wake up sleepy north Richardson. But can the area handle the traffic load? City fathers and mothers have a mother of an opportunity with twin development proposals that would straddle US … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Transit

Making the Most of Transit By: Robert (Bob) H. Voelker Urban Land Institute January/February 2011 On an almost daily basis, one reads of more stimulus money pouring into American light rail, streetcar, and walkable neighborhood projects aimed at reducing car … Continue reading

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The Future of Downtown Dallas Real Estate Development — Lessons from Taiwan

Over the Christmas holidays, my wife and I traveled to Taiwan for the wedding of our son to Andrea, a lovely girl from Kaohsiung.  Although while they were dating we learned a lot about Taiwanese culture and how it differs … Continue reading

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Best of 2010: New Transit Systems

DART’s new Green Line is mentioned as one of the top transportation projects in the world in this article in The City Fix.

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