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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.


August 6, 2013

DART to commemorate 30th anniversary of vote

In August 1983, more than 101,000 people, out of 175,000 voters, cast their vote for transit. In Dallas County, it was the largest turnout for a referendum to date.


October 2, 2012

APTA announces new exec. committee

The new chair of APTA is Flora M. Castillo, Board Member of the New Jersey Transit Corporation in Newark, N.J. Castillo is APTA’s first Latina chair.


October 2, 2012

APTA Annual Meeting: Question of the Day

What is your agency's biggest challenge and what are you doing to overcome it?


September 26, 2012

DART budget includes expanded light rail

Smaller than the FY 2012 budget of $1.15 billion, the new budget supports the December 2012 opening of two light rail projects: the second phase of the Orange Line to Irving and the Blue Line extension from Garland to Rowlett.


October 5, 2011

APTA executives discuss industry funding challenges

Whether it’s Bill Millar or Michael Melaniphy, the same issues remain in creating revenue streams for public transportation.


September 23, 2011

APTA announces new executive committee, board

The Executive Committee will be led by Chair Gary C. Thomas, president/executive director of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit. He succeeds Michael J. Scanlon.


April 22, 2010

DART named best transit authority in Texas

The TTA award is given to a metropolitan public transportation system that has designed and implemented programs that demonstrate innovative concepts or effective problem-solving techniques.


March 25, 2010

DART: Reduced sales tax forecast prompts review

Updated 20-year sales tax projections show Dallas agency receiving approximately $3 billion less in sales tax income than the amount projected as recently as May 2009.


July 22, 2009

DART's Thomas named COMTO exec. of the year

Currently, minorities represent 78 percent of DART's workforce, including 40 percent of executives, 47 percent of managers, 59 percent of professionals, 63 percent of police officers, and 92 percent of operators and servicers


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