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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

August 31, 2006

September 7

DART previews managed HOV lane project at open house

Get a sneak peek at a new kind of facility for the Metroplex - the region's first "managed high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane." This is a new concept in the transportation world: Single-occupant vehicles will be allowed to use the HOV lane if the driver is willing to pay for access. The lane will extend along I-30 (Tom Landry Freeway) between Dallas and Fort Worth, and an open house will preview the project on Thursday, September 7.

Construction will be under way this fall, and the first phase - from Sylvan Avenue to Ballpark Way in Arlington - is scheduled to open next summer. Eventually, the HOV lane will be a fully "managed" facility and will extend from Sylvan Avenue in West Dallas to Oakland Boulevard in Fort Worth.

As with all HOV facilities, the managed HOV lane project will be a joint effort between DART and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). At the open house, representatives from DART, TxDOT and the North Texas Tollway Authority will be on hand to present information and answer questions. Make plans to attend and get all the details:

When: Thursday, September 7, 2006

  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Golden Corral Restaurant (Meeting Room)
  1540 N. Cockrell Hill Road (Pinnacle Park)
  Dallas, Texas (Mapsco 42-V)

Contact DART Community Affairs at 214-749-2543 or visit DART's website, www.DART.org, for additional information.

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