Podcast: The Future of DART Rail Through Downtown Dallas

A crucial decision about a route could have a lasting impact in the city.

All aboard?  (photo via Wikimedia Commons)
All aboard? (photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The July issue of D Magazine (on newsstands now, but not yet available online) includes a story about the future of DART light-rail through downtown Dallas. This week’s podcast guest was our own Peter Simek, who typed that story. He chatted with Tim and Zac about the options for the future of the public transportation system, the lawsuit State Sen. Royce West filed against Dallas Cowboys player Dez Bryant, and Galveston, for some reason.

First a few notes and corrections before you dial up the show in your iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcatcher:

1. The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides for the temporary transfer of presidential power.

2. In August 1964, President Lyndon Johnson called Joe Haggar Jr. of the Haggar clothing company in Dallas to order some pants:

3. The Coalition For a New Dallas shares office space with D Magazine.

4. The Texas Department of Transportation CityMAP study released earlier this month indicated that it would be nearly 2040 before Interstate 345 could be removed from the eastern side of downtown Dallas.

5. The North Central Texas Council of Governments serves a 16-county region. Those counties are Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Ellis, Johnson, Hood, Somervell, Erath, Palo Pinto, Parker, and Wise.

Now, on to the show.