Dallas Streetcar Rolls into Bishop Arts District
Transit complements neighborhood's urban lifestyleThe Bishop Arts District is on a new track since DART and the city of Dallas opened the second phase of the Dallas Streetcar on Aug. 27.
Now the thriving shopping and nightlife district, which originally was built around trolley lines, has a streetcar stop for the first time since the 1950s. The entertainment destination - packed full of restaurants, galleries, taverns and boutiques - also is known for limited parking.
In April 2015, DART began service on the first phase of the city-owned Dallas Streetcar line, which was partly funded by $26 million in Federal Transit Administration TIGER grants. Dallas contracted with DART to design, build, operate and maintain the vehicles and system.
Pennsylvania-based Brookville Equipment Corp. manufactured the modern streetcars, which fit in with the pedestrian-friendly nature of the neighborhood.
DART currently is working with Dallas on the Central Streetcar Link, which will expand modern streetcar service from Union Station to the M-Line Trolley, linking places like the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Omni Dallas Hotel with the Downtown Dallas Central Business District and Uptown.
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