July 27, 2022 - Masstransitmag.com -
Dallas Area Rapid Transit is considering a one-time payout of $270 million in excess revenue to Dallas and the 12 other North Texas cities it serves as long as they use the funds on transportation-related projects.
The DART board of directors could sign off on the deal as early as next month, which was described during a July 12 meeting as a “very nice olive branch” to some city officials who feel their areas are underserved by the transit agency.
The proposal comes as DART challenges have trickled down to customers in recent months. DART president and CEO Nadine Lee in March vowed to Dallas City Council members that the agency would make improvements after it shut down rail and bus service amid winter storms the month before. It was the first time DART had ever suspended bus service and blindsided many riders who rely on the service.
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