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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles
Mark A. Ball

August 14, 2020

Additional Track Arrives for DART Silver Line

A second delivery of rail for Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART) $1.2 billion Silver Line has arrived.

Another 50 segments of new rail was off-loaded Mon., Aug. 3, in Carrollton.

The project's first 50 rail segments from Steel Dynamics, Inc. in Columbia City, Ind., arrived July 15.

Construction Update

DART's design-builder for the 26-mile Silver Line Regional Rail Project, Archer Western Herzog, has been concentrating on the removal of abandoned rail along the right-of-way and utility relocation.

They have also prepared 30%, 60% and 100% design packages for civil, guideway, track, stations, bridge layouts, street modifications and traffic control.

Overall, DART has received 281 of 436 total design submittals through August 5, 2020.

With the arrival of the second load of rail, work moves into the heavier construction phase with an anticipated completion of the project and its 10 new stations in early 2023.

For the northern portion of its 13-city, 700-sq. mi., service area, an area currently seeing tremendous growth in employment, population and activity centers, DART plans to use eight Stadler FLIRT trainsets ordered in June 2019.

DART is reviewing vehicle design packages including engine and cooling system performance reports and interior layout, and has received 150 of 164 total vehicle submittals, through August 5, for a scheduled vehicle design completion date of September 2020.

The Silver Line's equipment maintenance facility is currently at a 65% level of design.

DART has forecasted the Silver Line at 5,630 daily boardings at the beginning of revenue service anticipated in March 2023.

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