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