(TRA Note: Dallas Morning News readers respond to possible train service cuts if Congress does not approve an extension of mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) legislation that most all railroads will not be able to have in place by December 31).

October 23, 2015
Officials hoping to avoid suspension of TRE, A-train service next year

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How would a loss of TRE and A-Train service affect North Texas?

Bob Dodson, Irving: To the thousands who use these services for regular, and many times their only, transportation, it would be devastating. Economically? I can only imagine what the loss would be to the businesses relying on the timely arrival of employees and the jobs lost by those employed by DART and TRE.

Ron McKillip, Carrollton: The loss of these two mass-transit systems would make it harder or impossible for many people to reach areas served by DART, including downtown Dallas. The American Airlines Center hosts the Mavericks, Stars, concerts, etc.

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