Congresswoman Johnson Announces $10.4 Million in Grants to DART and Dallas Love Field Airport
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Dallas Love Field Airport have received $10,421,358 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. DART and Love Field received $9,516,358 and $905,000 respectively.
“In over 25 years representing District 30, I have worked alongside local leaders in many communities to develop new and improve existing transportation systems that benefit people all across North Texas,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “DART and Love Field Airport are vital cornerstones of Dallas’ local and national transportation system. In addition to its importance as a local transit entity, DART is key to helping foster growth and development across DFW, particularly for families to access greater mobility and, therefore, opportunities at a better quality of life. Love Field, likewise, serves a critical role in the economic success of Dallas as a city and North Texas as a region.”
The grant funding awarded to DART comes as part of the Fiscal Year 2018 Positive Train Control Grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. DART, which operates both bus and rail service in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, serves more than 220,000 riders across 13 cities in North Texas daily. Love Field, operated by the City of Dallas, serves seven million passengers a year to destinations all over the country.
“Investments in infrastructure and transportation are essential to the growth of cities and economies in every corner of the country,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “I am delighted with what this news means for the people of District 30 and wish to pass a long my congratulations to DART and Love Field Airport on this awarded funding. I look forward to the improvements in transportation that will soon follow.”
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