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DART Looking East, Way East

Plans could extend rail service to Shreveport



    DART Looking East, Way East
    Investigators said Deshannon Lewis used DART rail to get around North Texas.

    The DART board — and has there ever been a more aptly named group? — convenes today and again later this month, and one agenda item calls for a resolution to discuss expansion of light rail service eastward.

    Not just a suburban extension from the Garland station, mind you, but all the way out, possibly to Shreveport, La., by way of a proposed agreement with the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

    Of course, this would all play out over a 15-20 year plan and involve multiple agencies, so don’t book those gambling reservations in Bossier City just yet.

    Still, let’s hope that before service to northwestern Louisiana becomes a reality, the DART board [snicker] finds a way to run rail service out to Cowboys Stadium, the big airport, and — and really, this should have been one of the first stops opened — Love Field.

    How about it, DART? Show us a little local love.

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area.