This article describes sub-surface elements in expansion plans being designed for next decade by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system (DART). Projects include light rail links to regional Love Field and international Dallas-Fort Worth airport. The new branch will run mostly in an existing rail corridor, because of DART's earlier ability to acquire valuable rail rights-of-way. But the Love Field connection will require additional travel outside the existing corridor. Studies are underway about which options make sense. DART reliance on sales taxes for its local funding source has caused a drop in collections because of the economic downturn. DART is also considering going underground through the central business district as it reaches limits on passenger volume and headways. A final underground project is proposal to construct a road tunnel under the Dallas freeways' most notorious bottleneck and operate it as a high-occupancy facility.

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    • Special issue: Tunnels & Tunnelling North America, Vol. 9, May 2003
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    Polygon Media Limited

    Tubs Hill House, London Road
    Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1BY,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 2003-5


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-22
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  • Accession Number: 00962221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM