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FTA recognizes DART's streetcar environmental assessment report


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Environmental Document Preparation to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for an environmental assessment (EA) of the Union Station-to-Oak Cliff streetcar project.

The EA was chosen by the FTA as an “excellent example of environmental streamlining that produced an effective, efficient and practical environmental document,” DART officials said in a prepared statement.

DART has received the award two of the past three years. In 2009, the FTA recognized the agency for its planning work on the Orange light-rail line.

The streetcar project calls for building a 1.6-mile, single at-grade dedicated track extending from near Union Station in downtown Dallas to the Colorado Boulevard and Beckley Avenue intersection in Oak Cliff, Texas.

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