DART has the country’s largest/longest light rail system and new additions will provide North Texas with an additional tool to aid in reducing ozone producing emissions and may help to exit the ozone non-attainment status that existed for more than a decade.
The South Oak Cliff Blue Line Extension opens on October 24. to extend the Blue Line south 2.6 miles from Ledbetter Station toward the University of North Texas (UNT) Dallas Campus located at the southeast corner of Camp Wisdom Road and University Hills Blvd. (formerly Houston School Road) and add two new stations. The extension will allow for connection of the two UNT campuses via mass transit and provide potential development opportunities in the area south of Ledbetter Station to the UNT-Dallas Campus.
The project generally runs along the east side of Runyon Creek, crosses over Crouch Road west of the Magnolia Trace Senior Housing, crosses over a knoll north of the police station (South Central Patrol Division), follows Patrol Way east of the police station, then turns southwest toward the UNT Dallas campus.
The Camp Wisdom Station will be located on a knoll north of the police station on the west side of Patrol Way with bus access off Patrol Way. The UNT Dallas Station will be located on the southern boundary of the campus near University Hills Boulevard. Bus access, kiss & ride access, general parking and handicap parking will be provided at both stations.
Community Fun Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 22, at Camp Wisdom Station with a fun, informative event to learn about health, safety, education and career resources.
Customer Appreciation Day will be held fro 4 to 9 p.m., October 24, at Camp Wisdom Station and UNT Dallas Station to celebrate the first day of service with refreshments from DART.
A fun-filled celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 29, at UNT Dallas Station.
For more information, visit DART.org.
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