Tonight’s Dallas Streetcar Public Meeting Rescheduled Due to Weather
Due to weather conditions, the Dallas Streetcar Open House & Safety Event scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled to next Thursday, March 12.
The Dallas Streetcar opens in less than two months and organizers are inviting community members to learn about the new service from downtown to Oak Cliff. All interested persons are invited to a public meeting to be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s Hit Auditorium at 1441 N. Beckley Ave.
“We hope the community will join us as we welcome a new transportation option for those visiting and living in Downtown and Oak Cliff,” said Mark Rauscher, City of Dallas Transportation Administrator. “This project is a great example of several public agencies working together for the betterment of the community.”
In December 2010, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded a $23 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to support the project. It’s a collaborative endeavor between the City of Dallas, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the FTA.
Phase I of the route starts at Union Station and ends at Methodist Dallas and is expected to be complete by mid-April. Phase II, which includes the Bishop Arts extension, should be completed by the end of the year