DART is not hitting the mark when it comes to the Silver Line. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) announced another delay to the light-rail route that has been in the works since 1990.
The Silver Line was originally supposed to be in operation in 2022, but for the second time the finish line has been pushed back due to construction delays and unsettled agreements. Now the expected opening is 2024.
Delays in land acquisition and agreements between DART and freight operators are the culprits behind the second delay. Pandemic-related slowdowns also have come into play, along with some cities calling for design modifications with the rail.
The final decision of the exact start date will be decided by the DART Board of Directors.
The 26-mile Silver Line will run between southeast Plano and DFW Airport and will have 10 stops. The ride from 12th Street in Plano and DFW Airport will be just under an hour.
The agency also plans on holding a number of virtual community meetings to hear what the public has to say on the Silver Line construction and operations. The meetings will consist of presentations on the line’s design and construction and updates on a number of items including the betterment walls.