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DART isn’t paying injured officer’s full salary

Jesse Retana is being operated on today, (Friday, July 29) to remove bullet fragments from his left tricep.

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Shooter identified

Dallas police identified the shooter killed in the El Centro parking garage as Micah X. Johnson. Police said he told negotiators he wanted “to kill white people, especially white officers.” He was not affiliated with any group or terrorist organization, … Continue reading

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Streets closed downtown, 12th officer reported shot

If you work downtown, you are asked to stay home. Streets in downtown Dallas closed include everything from Houston to Griffin streets and Ross Avenue to Jackson Street. No traffic will be allowed until further notice.

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DOT offers clarification on nondiscrimination policy

Existing nondiscrimination policies covering public transportation already include protections for transgender people, according to a statement issued Monday, Nov. 9, by the federal Department of Public Transportation, at the request of Dallas’ Trans Pride Initiative. The policy “including a prohibition … Continue reading

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River flooding continues

These pictures were taken from downtown’s southernmost river crossing, the DART bridge. Actually, the Santa Fe Trail, which is right next to the DART bridge, is a few feet further south.

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Oak Cliff gets streetcar service

The new downtown to Oak Cliff Dallas Streetcar began running today. Owned by the city of Dallas and operated by DART, the 1.6 mile new service is free and runs Monday-Friday from 5 a.m.-7:15 p.m. The trip takes six minutes, but the streetcar runs only once every half hour.

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DART begins service to DFW Airport

The final station on DART’s Orange line now links Dallas to DFW Airport — in a way it doesn’t link Dallas to Love Field. The new DART station is actually inside DFW Airport at Terminal A. Walk from the station to the terminal and once inside security, link to any of the airport’s gates.

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DART passes partner health benefits

After debating the issue for more than a year, DART passed what it called its Healthcare Equalization plan that gives its employees domestic partner benefits.

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LGBT residents address Garland City Council on DART, nondiscrimination

Following the walkout by Garland DART board representative Michael Cheney before a vote on healthcare benefits for same-sex partners at the transit agency, LGBT Garland residents and other area activists attended a Garland city council meeting last night.

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UPDATE: DART delays vote on DP benefits until October

The DART committee-of-the-whole passed its version of domestic partner benefits on a voice vote of 9–2 this afternoon. The entire DART board, made up of the same members, must vote on it again tonight for final passage.

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