DART Plans for Rail to DFW by 2014

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    Dallas Area Rapid Transit board members have approved a 20-year financial plan that includes rail service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport by 2014.

    The Dallas Morning News reports the action Tuesday night delays, by one year, a proposal for completion of the Orange Line from Irving to the airport.

    DART, which is the state's largest municipal rail system, in June cited the economy in announcing an indefinite delay of rail service to DFW airport.

    Board members, who Tuesday also approved a 2011 budget of $1.26 billion, say the long-term plan depends on economic recovery and new sources of revenue, such as charging for parking at DART stations.

    Next year's budget means nearly 150 job cuts, plus fewer trips by DART and Trinity Railway Express trains.