DART Will Discuss New Downtown Line at Thursday Meetings - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

DART Will Discuss New Downtown Line at Thursday Meetings



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    A DART train leaves the West End Station in downtown Dallas as commuters wait for their connection, Tuesday, January 10, 2012. DART releases its annual customer satisfaction results,. The survey says fewer riders feel safe at stops and stations than at any time in past five years. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

    Dallas Area Rapid Transit officials Thursday are holding two public meetings about the second downtown light-rail route — but don’t expect any major news about its exact path just yet. The closely-watched project is in the early stages of development. Part of its eastern leg has garnered controversy because it’s still up in the air which path that portion of the route will take. And no matter which alignment is ultimately chosen, at least some buildings around will likely be impacted.

    The DART board and Dallas City Council prefer a route along Jackson Street. But that option was a last-minute choice and hasn’t been vetted as much as an alignment on Young Street. If the Jackson route is deemed unworkable, the transit agency may revert back to the Young route. Or DART could run it along Wood Street.

    NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff will have a live report tonight on NBC 5 News at 6 p.m.

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