Tired of Being Thrown Under the Bus, the Dallas Council Prepares to Remake Its DART Board

Come next Monday morning the new -- well, new-ish -- Dallas City Council will be sworn in at the Meyerson Symphony Center, followed that afternoon by some busywork back at City Hall. Two days later comes The Really Big Stuff: On June 21, a week before it goes on summer break, the Dallas City Council will be tasked with making over close to half of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board. The future of transportation in this city depends on how that decision goes down -- everything from the long-promised, longer-overdue overhaul of bus routes that strand those most dependent upon it to building those nice little live-work-plays in parking lots next to rail stations. DART touches everything in this city, from access to jobs and schools and hospitals to where housing developments are planted to how the city prospers or doesn't.  Continue reading...

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