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Agent of Change
Left to Right: President/Executive Director Gary C. Thomas and
FY 2010 Chairman William Velasco II.
By changing how people move throughout North Texas, DART itself is undergoing a transformation.
With the completion of the 28-mile Green Line in December, DART Rail became the largest light rail system in the nation. Meanwhile, extensions of the Blue and Orange lines are proceeding, and a new fleet of natural gas-powered buses are on the way.
In a relatively short timeframe, DART has retrofitted a sprawling, car-centric region with a modern transit system, connecting thousands of vital employment, medical, educational, entertainment and leisure destinations.
For the first time, we are facing the opportunities and challenges typical of operating a large multimodal transit system serving 13 cities in America's fastest-growing metro.
Amid one of the largest, and fastest, capital expansion programs ever witnessed in our industry, we're striving toprovide the best services possible every single day, and keeping a cautious eye on our resources during these recessionary times.
Today's rising gas prices and traffic congestion are creating additional demand for bus and rail service – in the DART Service Area and beyond - and we're participating in regional efforts to expand public transit options across North Texas.
As we look to the future, we're proud of what DART has achieved and driven by the vision for its continuing transformation in the years just ahead.
William Velasco, II
DART Chairman of the Board
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