Where Public Transportation Goes, Community Grows Here’s what service-area city officials say about DART’s impact on their communities. “We are very excited about the Cotton Belt project. It will help take our economic development boom to the next level, connecting us even more completely to our region and bringing us the transit part of our transit-oriented development for Addison Circle.” Addison Mayor Todd Meier “DART’s Green Line to Downtown Carrollton provides fundamental support for our developmental initiatives. The light rail becomes especially useful during large-scale events, such as our Festival at the Switchyard, and helps to meet the goal of merging Carrollton’s past and present.” Carrollton Mayor Matthew Marchant DART service in our community connects our residents to jobs, education, medical services and entertainment throughout the region – affordably, conveniently and reliably. It’s more than infrastructure; our investment in DART is a long-term investment in our city’s vitality. Cockrell Hill Mayor Luis D. Carrera “Increased property values and the revenues generated from that are ways Dallas and the other DART cities are benefiting from our investment. DART has created new connections to attract developers to fertile areas for investment. We see that transformation in all parts of our city and are excited to see what’s next.” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings “The sky is the limit when it comes to projects in and around Farmers Branch Station on the Green Line. Mustang Station, a multifamily housing development, has completed the first phase and is ready to start on the second. Nearby, 29 patio homes have been built and sold in the station area. We’ve opened a the new Farmers Branch Market directly adjacent to the platform. The DART station is a powerful center of activity that will be a huge boost for Farmers Branch.” Farmers Branch Mayor Bob Phelps “The arrival of DART’s Blue Line in Downtown Garland in 2002 helped spark new life into our city’s core with transit-oriented development, increased visibility of our arts venues and historic assets, and new eateries and nightspots in downtown. Our Forest/Jupiter Station also is serving as a catalyst for future development opportunities. Garland’s roots first developed because of the railroad. It’s only fitting that our growth toward the future should be inspired by rail traffic, too!” Garland Mayor Pro Tem Scott LeMay 16

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