Oak Cliff Streetcar back on track

A streetcar stop on Colorado, still wrapped in plastic.

Construction should start next year on the Oak Cliff Streetcar extension from Methodist hospital to Bishop arts.

The North Texas Council of Governments funded the $15 million extension, but the project appeared to be stalled.

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City Councilman Scott Griggs had complained, via a memo to City Manager A.C. Gonzalez, that nothing had moved forward. But a City Council committee voted on Thursday to accept the $15 million grant. The Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee also voted to accept $7.8 million to extend the streetcar from Union Station to the Omni hotel.

The streetcar line from Union Station to Methodist has been under construction for a little over a year and is expected to open early next year. The line could be open from the Omni to Bishop Arts sometime next year as well.

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