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March 26, 2014

New DART airport station to open 4 months early

The five-mile Orange Line extension from Belt Line Station to the newly rebuilt Terminal A at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will bring the nation’s longest light rail system to 90 miles.


November 5, 2013

Dallas' DART launches downtown circulator route

D-Link links such downtown destinations as the American Airlines Center, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Arts District, and Main Street hotels and restaurants. It is also designed to complement other current and future transit services, including Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Trinity Railway Express and Amtrak.


September 3, 2013

DART buys electric standup vehicles for transit police

The T3 Patroller, quieter than a car or motorcycle, can travel up to 25 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 20 mph.


August 21, 2013

Arlington, Texas launches first mass transit service

The new express bus service, Metro ArlingtonXpress will connect the Trinity Railway Express' CentrePort/DFW Airport Station with College Park at the University of Texas at Arlington in the downtown area.


May 8, 2013

DART moves forward with streetcar project

The agency, the city of Dallas and Dallas County broke ground near a new scheduled streetcar stop. The 1.6-mile line is expected to cost $80 million and is supported primarily with federal funds. Phase one is set to open in October of next year.


April 22, 2013

U. of Texas-Dallas bus system adds GPS tracking

The new GPS service is the latest technology upgrade provided. Free Wi-Fi was launched last fall, giving students the ability to do homework or check email while riding the bus.


March 11, 2013

DART awards streetcar vehicle contract

Brookville Equipment Corp. vehicles will operate along a four-stop, 1.6-mile track that provides access for citizens of Dallas' urban core to the downtown Union Station hub, which connects to DART's Red/Blue/Green light rail lines and the Trinity Railway Express with service to Fort Worth.


February 28, 2013

Trinity Railways purchases composite rail ties

TRE regularly purchases and installs ECOTRAX main line rail ties as well as specialty ties for use in crossings, turnouts and bridges.


January 29, 2013

DART unveils new bus fleet

The 459 30- and 40-foot buses mark the latest phase of the agency’s clean transit fuels program. The $210 million contract with NABI, one of the nation’s largest CNG bus orders, will allow the agency to introduce heavy-duty buses to replace the current fleet of liquefied natural gas and clean diesel buses, which began service in 1998.


October 9, 2012

TriMet, DART to debut mobile ticketing in 2013

TriMet signed a contract with local software company GlobeSherpa to pilot the system for its buses, MAX light rail and WES Commuter Rail. DART's system will be developed by Unwire, a Danish company with extensive experience in mobile ticketing for transit agencies, for $1.5 million.


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