TEXAS-SIZE RAIL TRANSIT

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is taking the first steps toward building what is scheduled to be a 160-mile guideway-type transit system by 2010. Present planning is for a light rail transit (LRT) network with other alternatives to be appraised against it. Immediately DART is reducing bus fares on its existing system and making plans for expansion of bus services. Dallas population is expected to grow 40 percent by the time the LRT system (or its alternate) is completed. Financing is assured by a designated one-cent local-option sales tax for a separate political district created by the State of Texas. With a $3.5 billion guideway system in prospect, supplier interest is intense. Planning guidelines are already established. Meanwhile the other major transit system in Texas, Houston, is rethinking the approach which led to a voters' defeat of its proposed rapid transit system funding in 1983.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

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  • Accession Number: 00386398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1984 12:00AM