A history of Dallas Area Rapid Transit from its beginning to the present.
Monroe Shops circa 2011
History of the Interurban Railway System and Monroe Shops (32MB PDF) — A history of the first interurban system in Texas and Monroe Shops, built in 1914, which housed the daily operations of repairing and maintaining the electric railroad cars for the Southern Traction Company and Texas Traction Company. Today, Monroe Shops is the DART Police Headquarters and the first public building on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification.
Current projects include the Silver Line, the 26-mile regional rail service that traverses three counties (Tarrant, Dallas, and Collin) and seven cities across the northern part of the DART Service Area (Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison,
Richardson and Plano) and the D2 Subway project, the future second light rail line through downtown Dallas that extends from Victory Park to Deep Ellum.