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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles
Mark A. Ball

August 26, 2020

TRE to Upgrade Onboard Message System

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board approved a contract to replace the current automated message system on the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) fleet at its August 25 meeting.

The existing automated system has been in service for over 20 years and replacement was necessary due to costly repairs, and parts and components becoming obsolete. The new system will provide announcements for TRE customers in both English and Spanish.

The contractor, MacKenzie Laboratories, Inc., of Glendora, CA., will replace components for public address announcements, intercom communication, passenger service announcements through the interior and exterior speakers and the LED display signs, and emergency communication between passengers and the operator.

The TRE has connected the downtown areas of Dallas and Fort Worth with heavy commuter rail since December 1996.

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