Allred Applauds $60 million in Federal Grants for DART Improvements

June 28, 2019
Press Release

DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after news that Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) received $60.76 million in U.S. Department of Transportation grants: 

“North Texas is rapidly growing and investments like these help our transportation systems modernize and support that growth,” said Allred. “Bolstering DART is both sustainable and helps drive our economy by connecting people to businesses and ensuring that workers have reliable transportation. I congratulate the leaders at DART for securing this federal grant, and I look forward to building on this work with agencies and local leaders alike from my post on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.”

The project will lengthen platforms at 28 stations along the existing Red and Blue lines and will result in significant increases to capacity on the lines. Allred urged the House Appropriations Committee to increase funding for the program so projects like this can move forward. 

The grants were administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and you can read more about the announcement here