The Federal Transit Administration last week gave the OK to the Oak Cliff Streetcar, finding it would not adversely affect the environment. The FTA issued a Finding of No Significant Impact July 21, meaning construction on the 1.6-mile line can go ahead.

The $35 million project is being funded by a $23 million grant from the FTA and $12 million from regional toll revenues. DART, which is managing the streetcar project, is expected to hire a design/build contractor and begin purchasing streetcars. The line could be operational by December 2013.