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Mark A. Ball
November 18, 2019
City and County Funding Approved by DART
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board approved interlocal agreements for street repairs and technical assistance with Plano, Richardson and Dallas County at their meeting on Tues., Nov. 12.
DART's Street Repair Policy was approved in 1994 to assist service area cities with needed repairs. That policy was amended in 1997 to develop a street repair process to select projects for consideration based on budgets and DART's Twenty-Year Financial Plan.
The cities and the county identified projects determined to be consistent with the program and a benefit to DART before submitting them for approval.
For Richardson, the board's action means the complete pavement replacement of Main Street from near Sherman Street to just east of Greenville Avenue and several traffic enhancements at the Main Street/Greenville Avenue intersection, including new turn lanes and a signal replacement.
The creation of a more pedestrian-friendly and bike-friendly area, with new and wider sidewalks, light fixtures, picnic tables, benches, trash receptacles and bike racks, and a pedestrian crossing signal installed at Main Street and McKinney Street are also included for a total cost of $330,590.
Plano projects include continuous sidewalk on both sides of Plano Parkway, design for roadway, sidewalk and driveway improvements along Plano Parkway between Independence Parkway and Alma Drive, a hike and bike trail on the south side of the roadway, installation of sidewalks with improved traffic and pedestrian railings on three bridges and updates to four DART bus stops along the trail totaling $205,533.
In 1989, the DART Board approved a Local Assistance Program that included Dallas County.
With a balance in that program of $23,235 for technical assistance, the county chose multi-modal pedestrian connectivity between the DART Hatcher Station located on the opposite side of the Parkland Clinic on Scyene Road and for the training of staff and constituents about public transit options.
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