Municipal Archives

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light Rail Opening, 1996​

​Collection 1997-025


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201​
CreatorDallas Area Rapid Transit
TitleDallas Area Rapid Transit Light Rail Opening
Quantity0.25 linear inches
AbstractPrinted materials celebrating the opening of the first leg of the DART light rail system in 1996.
LanguageRecords are in English
Scope and Content

The collection consists of programs, VIP invitations, and a station art brochure celebrating the opening of the first leg of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail system in 1996.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit was created in 1983 when 58 percent of voters in 14 Dallas County cities cast ballots in favor of a one-cent local tax to help fund regional transportation.  Revenue from the voter approved funds as well as investment income, fare revenue, and other sources fund the operation and continued development of DART's transit system plan.  

In 1996, DART opened the first modern light rail system in the Southwest.  The initial 11.2 miles of rail transport opened in June, 1996, with two separate lines both terminating at the Pearl Street Station in downtown. the Red Line running from the Westmoreland Station in West Oak Cliff, and the Blue Line running from the Illinois Station in South Oak Cliff. 




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Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light Rail Opening, 1996​ (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History  
Dallas Area Transit System

Container List

​Box​Folder​Title, Date
1​1​DART Light Rail Opening, 1996