DART's activities during the current economic recession were cited for helping pave the way for prosperity, now and in the decades to come. Following the opening of the first section of the Green Line in September, DART is on schedule to nearly double its light rail network to 90 miles by 2013. The rail expansion is the longest project of its kind under construction in North America.
Projects included on the 2009 list were chosen for their vision and the competitive boost they add to the communities they serve. The total estimated value of the projects identified is nearly $550 billion with a focus this year on job creation, mobility, people and innovation.
According to Norman F. Anderson, President and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure LLC, "The aim of the Global Forum is to fix a spotlight on the most important infrastructure projects in the world -- and to give the men and women who lead those projects an opportunity to build long-term assets critical to their country's future, at world-class levels of quality and velocity."