Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $12 million grant award to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The project was selected on a competitive basis through the FY 2012 State of Good Repair Program.
"I am very pleased that DART's transit services are being recognized and that they've received this award. Maintaining and improving our public transportation systems is essential to providing mobility and supporting livable communities. Transit systems ease congestion and reduces emissions," stated Congresswoman Johnson.
The funds will be available to finance capital projects, and to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and other equipment. The DART service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, and University Park.