the offical newsletter of DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT - Fall 2010
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Now Arriving: CHANGE
A letter from the DART Chairman of the Board.

The Great Green Line
Phase II of the Green Line delivers easier, less stressful commutes and heralds renewed economic growth from Carrollton and Farmers Branch to Pleasant Grove.

Everybody's Going Green
Community leaders laud the arrival of DART Rail and tout the connectivity and revitalization it brings.

The Green Gallery
DART's Station Art and Design Program makes each rail stop a public masterpiece.

Exploring the Green Scene
The Green Line goes where you go - to hospitals, arts institutions, music and sporting venues, shopping, dining and recreation.

Head for the Highlands
The new Lake Highlands Station connects to a live-shop-play development now under construction.

Orange & Blue Lines Expand
Construction of the Blue Line to Rowlett and the Orange Line to Irving proceeds on schedule for completion in 2012.

Short Trips
DART Dude lives car-free; Thomas elected industry group vice chair; Rail facility among the best; DART makes U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club; Plano seniors program gets a lifeline; Denton County's A-train takes off this summer.

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Exploring the Green Scene

The Green Line branches out to the neighborhoods of Southeast Dallas and reaches up to the Northwest Corridor, touching major employment centers along the I-35E Stemmons Corridor and the cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton. With all the new destinations now accessible by DART Rail, the line is certain to connect our communities more closely and bring new growth to our region.

Green Line map
Downtown Carrollton Historic Downtown Carrollton offers a treasure trove of unique gifts as you stroll through quaint shops selling antiques, quilts, clothes, jewelry, gifts, flowers and bicycles. Scale the walls at Stoneworks in the old grain tower, the nation's tallest indoor rock climbing gym. Then have a drink on the patio at Agave Azul or feast on some home-style cooking at the legendary Babe's Chicken Dinner House. Downtown Carrollton Station

Farmers Branch Farmers Branch Historical Park, nestled on 27 acres of green space, traces more than 165 years of proud Farmers Branch heritage and features a new bird sanctuary, beautiful rose gardens and several historic structures. Nearby, Dr Pepper Star Center provides general skating, hockey lessons, figure skating lessons and hockey leagues for all ages and abilities.
Farmers Branch Station

Asian Trade District
Asian Trade District, centered at the intersection of Royal Lane and Harry Hines Boulevard, transports you to more than 300 wholesale and retail shops, restaurants, and small businesses offering wares from Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Pakistani, Taiwanese and other cultures. Royal Lane Station

Love Field
Southwest Airlines Headquarters is home to more than 3,000 employees overseeing the operations of the United States' most successful low-fare, high frequency, point-to-point carrier. Burbank Station

Love Field Airport
Dallas Love Field, served by Southwest Airlines, Continental Express and American Airlines/American Eagle, serves both commercial airline and corporate users. Inwood/Love Field Station

Children's Medical Center of DallasSouthwestern Medical District features a 387-acre medical complex including UT Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, University Hospital-St. Paul and University Hospital-Zale Lipshy. Together, these medical facilities employ more than 23,000 people and attract more than 1.7 million patient visits a year. Over the next four years, Parkland will build a new hospital facility directly adjacent to the rail platform.
Southwestern Medical District/Parkland Station

Dallas Market Center Dallas Market Center, the world's most complete wholesale merchandise resource, welcomes more than 200,000 specialty and department store buyers, wholesalers, distributors and interior design professionals annually. The center conducts more than 50 trade and special events each year across its four buildings.
Market Center Station

American Airlines CenterAmerican Airlines Center has set a new standard for sports and entertainment as the home of the NBA Dallas Mavericks and NHL Dallas Stars, and by hosting 240 concerts and events and 2.8 million visitors annually. The AAC anchors the 72-acre Victory Park development, a pedestrian-friendly environment containing restaurants and retail built around tree-lined promenades, plaza and park. Victory Station

Dallas World AquariumWest End Historic District offers eateries, museums and shops inside masterfully preserved historical buildings on tree-lined streets with brick-paved sidewalks. Enjoy 25+ award-winning restaurants, including Dick's Last Resort, Gator's Croc and Roc, and Hard Rock Café Dallas. Explore popular attractions such as the Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas Segway Tours, Dallas World Aquarium, House of Blues, and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. West End Station

Dallas Museum of ArtDallas Arts District is the centerpiece of the region's cultural life. Enjoy live music, dance and theater at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and the AT&T Performing Arts Centerís Winspear Opera House and Wyly Theatre. Experience world-class exhibits at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art. The district also encompasses gothic-style churches, restaurants, hotels, parks and outdoor plazas. Pearl Station

Deep Ellum
Deep Ellum is an eclectic, urban neighborhood brimming with art, food, music and culture. Stroll past funky murals to dozens of galleries offering fine art, photography and sculpture. Dine at one-of-a-kind restaurants ranging from spicy Tex-Mex to some of Dallas' best burgers and barbeque. The neighborhood's live music roots run loud and deep as a hub for blues and jazz, rock, and acoustic performances almost every night of the week. Deep Ellum Station

Baylor University Medical Center at DallasBaylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a major research and teaching facility for the Southwest, anchors the Baylor network and has been named in US News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" guide for 18 consecutive years. A nationally recognized faith-based not-for-profit hospital, Baylor's flagship campus cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and employs more than 5,500 people. Baylor University Medical Center Station

Fair ParkFair Park is home to nine museums, Texas Discovery Gardens, the Cotton Bowl Stadium and several performance facilities, including the Music Hall and the Center. This National Historic Landmark has the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco exposition-style architecture in the United States located on 277 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Over seven million people visit Fair Park annually for ticketed events with 3.5 million attending the State Fair of Texas® for three weeks each fall. Fair Park Station

Great Trinity ForestGreat Trinity Forest is the largest urban hardwood forest in America, formed by seed deposits from the flooding of the nearby Trinity River across more than 6,000 acres. A master plan proposes equestrian facilities and nature trails, multipurpose trails for recreation and cycling, boat launches and trailhead improvements, including trail access at the Lawnview and 8th & Corinth stations. Lawnview Station

Eastfield College Pleasant Grove Campus Eastfield College Pleasant Grove Campus is a satellite facility offering a variety of academic, technical, occupational and continuing education programs, college-readiness courses and freshman-level credit classes. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in college-credit courses for the Fall 2010 semester. Buckner Station

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