DART Faces Big Budget Cuts

By Ken Kalthoff
|  Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010  |  Updated 9:43 AM CDT
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DART Faces Big Budget Cuts

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Big cuts are facing the Dallas Area Rapid Transit agency in the wake of falling sales tax revenue.

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Big cuts are facing the Dallas Area Rapid Transit agency in the wake of falling sales tax revenue.

A forecast presented to the DART Board of Directors Tuesday calls for at least $15 million fewer dollars this year and about $3 billion less over the next 20 years.

DART gets more than 75 percent of its money from a 1 percent sales tax charged in its 13 North Texas member cities.

Agency President Gary Thomas said current rail expansion will not be slowed, but other aspects of DART operations are under close review.

“We will have to evaluate all future expenses,” DART President Gary Thomas told the board according to a press release Tuesday.

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