DART Marks 30th Anniversary

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit turns the Big 3-0 this month as the agency celebrates the 30th anniversary of the vote to create DART. On Saturday, Aug. 13, 1983, residents in Dallas and 13 other cities elected to be a part of the new transit agency and contribute 1 percent in sales tax to fund it. Later, Cockrell Hill would opt in and Coppell and Flower Mound would drop out.

More than 101,000 people, out of 175,000 voters, cast their vote for transit. In Dallas County, it was the largest turnout for a referendum to date.

A 2.6-mile extension of the Blue Line from the Ledbetter Station to the University of North Texas at Dallas will add new connectivity in southern Dallas.

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