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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

December 1, 2003

Public Meetings Scheduled

DART conducting meetings on East, Southeast and Northwest Corridors during December

DART representatives are conducting a series of meetings to update residents on planned transit projects. The meetings will be held at convenient neighborhood locations in each of the corridors.

Southeast Corridor
DART representatives will present a Southeast Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) project update at community meetings Tuesday, December 9, Wednesday, December 10, and Thursday, December 11. The project will extend light rail from downtown Dallas to Fair Park, South Dallas and Pleasant Grove.

DART staff will provide an overview of the planned rail line at the meetings. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Project status
  • Schedule update
  • Residential betterments policy.
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project was completed in October and is available on DART.org, and at the J. Erik Jonsson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pleasant Grove and Skyline branch libraries.

The Southeast Corridor meetings will be held at these times and locations:

When: Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and Learning Center
2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, Mapsco 46-T

When: Wednesday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tom Landry Fitness Center
411 Washington Avenue
Dallas, Mapsco 46-J

When: Thursday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center
8701Greenmound
Dallas, Mapsco 58-D

Contact DART Community Affairs at 214-749-2598 or visit DART's website, DART.org, for more information on the Southeast Corridor meetings.

Northwest Corridor
DART representatives will present a Northwest Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) project update at community meetings Tuesday, December 9, and Thursday, December 11. The LRT project will extend light rail from downtown Dallas to Farmers Branch and Carrollton.

At the community meetings, DART staff will provide an overview of the planned Northwest Corridor LRT line to Farmers Branch and Carrollton. Topics to be discussed include:
  • Project status
  • Schedule update
  • Future opportunities for public involvement
  • Residential betterments policy.
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project was completed in October and is available on DART.org, and at corridor libraries.

The Northwest Corridor meetings will be held at these times and locations:

When: Tuesday, December 9, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bachman Recreation Center
2750 Bachman Drive
Dallas, Mapsco 33-C

When: Thursday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Farmers Branch Seniors Center
14055 Dennis Lane
Farmers Branch, Mapsco 13-J

Contact DART Community Affairs at 214-749-2522 or visit DART's website, DART.org, for more information on these meetings.

East Corridor
DART is holding three public meetings in December to update residents on the status of the East Corridor Major Investment Study (MIS).

The community meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, December 16, Wednesday, December 17, and Thursday, December 18. The study uses community involvement in developing and evaluating alternative transportation improvement strategies.

The study area includes parts of Dallas, Garland, Mesquite, Rowlett and Sunnyvale in east Dallas County. The East Corridor is bounded by Ferguson Road and the Santa Fe Railroad to the north, Scyene Road and Military Parkway to the south, roughly downtown Dallas to the west and the Rockwall County line and SH 352 to the east.

At the community meetings, DART staff will provide an overview of the East Corridor MIS, including:
  • A summary of the MIS and its findings;
  • Detailed evaluation of transportation alternatives; and
  • Recommendations for improving mobility in the corridor.
The public will have the opportunity to view project exhibits and ask questions. The East Corridor MIS community meetings will be held at these times and locations:

When: Tuesday, December 16, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Samuell Grand Recreation Center, 6200 East Grand Avenue,
Dallas, Mapsco 46-H

When: Wednesday, December 17, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bradfield Recreation Center, 1146 Castle Drive,
Garland, Mapsco 19A-S

When: Thursday, December 18, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mesquite Art Center, Rehearsal Hall, 1527 North Galloway Avenue,
Mesquite, Mapsco 49A-L

Contact DART Community Affairs at 214-749-2522 or visit DART's website, DART.org, for more information on these meetings.

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