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Old June 10th, 2015, 06:23 PM   #381
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Why they used a FLIRT 3 image when they ordered GTW's? or did something got mixed up?
Here is the Fort Worth Star-Telegram article on the contract signing.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/tr...e23613976.html

The-T Is ordering 4-car FLIRTs, as shown. These will be the standard DMUs for future commuter train operation in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Also, Stadler may build their US manufacturing plant in this area.
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Old June 13th, 2015, 03:58 AM   #382
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Here is the Stadler press release about the order from Fort Worth's The-T transit agency. It includes a livery picture at the bottom.

http://www.stadlerrail.com/en/news/2...contract-in-t/

Here is the FLIRT3 page from Stadler's website. Fort Worth is the first buyer of the diesel only version of the FLIRT3.

http://www.stadlerrail.com/en/vehicles/flirt-3/
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Old June 14th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #383
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On the question of Dallas being a car-centric community: Some prominent buildings in Dallas's CBD (such as the Renaissance Tower) are served by large car-parking structures, and anyone using public transport in the Dallas area is in the minority.
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Old June 26th, 2015, 07:11 PM   #384
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On the question of Dallas being a car-centric community: Some prominent buildings in Dallas's CBD (such as the Renaissance Tower) are served by large car-parking structures, and anyone using public transport in the Dallas area is in the minority.
So what's your point!
All of DART's light rail lines are designed to serve downtown Dallas. Downtown Dallas employs around 140,000; DART's daily ridership is around 100,000. That means around 50,000 individuals ride the trains to work and back home every day. Assuming all 50,000 are riding the trains to downtown for work, 35% of downtown workers ride the trains. Of course not all of the riders work in downtown - I suggest more than 50% of them do. Therefore, a significant percentage (more than 20%) of downtown workers are riding the trains. That's one in five, which means around four in five drive, and need parking spaces.

The DFW metro is spread out in all directions because there are no geographic obstacles to restrict growth in any direction. I suggest the trains ridership exceeds the expectations projected before they were built, and that means they should be considered a success.

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