Category Archives: DART

Where to Drill Next: Main Street

[INTERESTING - this story uses a picture of Akard DART Station on Pacific] Back in 2001, the Union of Concerned Scientists did a report called Drilling in Detroit, which cleverly reframed the drilling issue by pointing out that we could … Continue reading

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DART shows off green streetcar for proposed downtown Dallas line

Dallas Area Rapid Transit demonstrated a new energy-efficient streetcar Tuesday afternoon for city officials and the media. The ameriTRAM prototype, manufactured by Kinkisharyo, shuttled DART and city leaders back and forth from the Akard and Victory stations while a Kinkisharyo … Continue reading

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Effects of Rising Gas Prices on Mass Transit

New Report from American Public Transportation Association — If regular gas prices reach $4 a gallon across the nation, as many experts have forecasted, an additional 670 million passenger trips could be expected, resulting in more than 10.8 billion trips … Continue reading

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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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