Oak Cliff street car due in May 2014

The Liberty street car from Brookville

The DART board is expected to approve hiring Brookville Equipment Corp. to provide the two street cars planned for a line across the Houston Street Viaduct. The cars are expected to cost about $9.4 million, according to the DMN transportation blog.

Also in a meeting today, the DART board is expected to approve hiring two companies to design and build the $28 million line: California-based Stacy and Whitbeck Inc. and Dallas-based CARCON Industries and Construction.

The Houston Street Viaduct will be closed while the line is being built, and that’s going to take almost two years. One car is expected to be delivered in May 2014 with a second one the following September. The entire project is supposed to be completed by November 2014.

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  • RobertB

    AG, you are being just a wee bit short sighted. People in the 1950s said “There’s nothing but cow pastures north of Lovers Lane” — and designed the original Central Expressway accordingly, much to our dismay before (and after) it was rebuilt.

  • AG

    If I am correct, it will be a beautiful little jaunt from Union Station to the intersection near Methodist Hospital. I am sure Union station is just teeming with folks who are anxious to hang out down near Methodist Hospital. What a waste of money.

  • JimmyJack

    From what I’ve seen I think it’s supposed to start near Union Station and terminate at Zang/Beckley?

  • The Glut Life

    Awesome! Anyone, have an idea on the route?