Rail

DART Green Line rail project heading into final stretch

Posted on May 18, 2009

[IMAGE]DART-station-2-full.jpg[/IMAGE]Bolstered by the receipt of $78.4 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Green Line rail project of  is headed for on-time and on-budget arrival at four new stations on September 14, 2009.

The first section of the $1.8 billion Green Line will extend from Pearl Station on the east side of Downtown Dallas to Deep Ellum Station, Baylor University Medical Center Station, Fair Park Station (at the intersection of Parry and Exposition) and the MLK Station, adjacent to the J. B. Jackson Jr. Transit Center on the east site of Fair Park. It restores rail service to a neighborhood that 50 years ago was home to up to four rail lines. Daily service to Victory Station will also begin September 14.

The remaining 25 miles of the Green Line, scheduled to open in December 2010, will extend southeast to Pleasant Grove and northwest from Victory Station to the Dallas Market Center, the Southwestern Medical District, Love Field Airport and downtown Farmers Branch, and Carrollton. Construction of the Green Line, the longest light rail project under construction in North America, has produced more than 2,200 construction jobs.

Major funding for the Green Line comes from a $700-million Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) from the Federal Transit Administration. The FFGA was first awarded in July 2006 at the start of Green Line construction. The funds awarded under the ARRA are part of DART’s FFGA.

Construction is also under way on the first nine miles of a new Orange Line that will branch from the Green Line in northwest Dallas to serve the city of Irving in 2011. The line will be extended to DFW International Airport by 2013. DART also is building a five-mile extension of the Blue Line from Garland to Rowlett that will open in 2012.

These lines are earning national attention as well. The Orange Line is among the first projects slated to receive funds – more than $61 million – under the ARRA. Altogether, the Green, Orange and Blue line projects are expected to add 60,000 weekday passenger trips, nearly doubling ridership on the DART Rail System.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Japanese rail line apologizes for train leaving early

In the statement, the company noted that it hadn't actually received any complaints regarding the incident.

Feds find ignored safety procedures, fractured safety program led to Amtrak derailment

The train engineer saw equipment and people working on and near track 3 and initiated emergency braking that slowed the train from 106 mph to approximately 99 mph at the time of impact.

Amtrak continues next phase of Penn Station infrastructure work

The railroad is working with NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road on an overall service plan that minimizes the impact to all New York Penn Station customers to the greatest extent possible.

Alstom to deliver 27 'Jazz' trains to Trenitalia

The delivery is part of an order worth about $198 million.

Commuter rail station named Colo. APWA 'Project of the Year'

It shares signature elements with other Eagle P3 commuter rail stations, such as its glass-and-steel elevator, but custom components make it unique among all other stations — such as its 24 by 14 foot pedestrian underpass.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close