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Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

September 19, 2011

DART honors Johnson for support of transit

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson at Hatcher Station with DART Chairman Bill Velasco (right) and DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas (center).
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson at Hatcher Station with DART Chairman Bill Velasco (right) and DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas (center).
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is honoring Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson for her years of public support for the agency and for taking the lead to promote transit at local, state and federal levels of government with a special commemorative plaque at Hatcher Station.

In 2006, Johnson's support helped DART win its largest award ever -- a landmark $700-million Full Funding Grant Agreement from the Federal Transit Administration to help fund the Green Line.

The $1.8 billion Green Line was completed in December 2010. The 28-mile line provides light rail access to areas of Southeast Dallas and Pleasant Grove, Fair Park, the American Airlines Center, Dallas Market Center, Southwestern Medical District, Love Field airport, and the cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton.

DART honors Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

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