DART Board to Vote on Streetcar Funding Today

Illustration: Brian Ajhar
Illustration: Brian Ajhar

DART’s Board of Directors will vote today on approving $9.4 million in contracts with Brookville Equipment Corp., money that will be used to purchase two streetcars for the soon-to-begin Union Station-Oak Cliff line.

The Pennsylvania company was one of three groups that bid on the project, which will get underway in March with the closure of the Houston Street Viaduct. The cost of the cars is $8.9 million, plus a $449,000 contingency fund for “unanticipated expenses.” As a quick reminder, our Peter Simek thinks this whole thing is “largely a project for hipsters, by hipsters.”

For tonight’s board packet, hit the jump then flash to page 177:

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