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Morgan Lyons

March 25, 2005

Federal funds secured to start work on future Carrollton DART station

Speakers at the event included Marchant (second from left) and Randall Chrisman, Carrollton representative to the DART Board (speaking) and Carrollton Mayor Mark Stokes (far right).Federal, state and local officials gathered in Carrollton on March 24 to announce that $2 million in federal funds have been set aside to help fund design and construction of a Downtown Carrollton DART Rail Station scheduled to open in late 2010. The station will be located near the intersection of Belt Line Road and Interstate 35E. It is part of the 48-mile Northwest-Southeast Corridor DART Rail expansion. DART presently operates 45 miles of light rail through four cities.

Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX) earmarked the funding for inclusion in the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (TEA-LU) approved by the U.S. House of Representatives in March.

Speakers at the event included Marchant (second from left) and Randall Chrisman, Carrollton representative to the DART Board (speaking) and Carrollton Mayor Mark Stokes (far right).

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