Tag Archives: DART

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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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DART board members approve DP benefits plan in 1st of 3 votes

The DART Committee-of-the-Whole passed a domestic partner benefit plan this evening that must be passed twice more in two weeks — once more by the Committee-of-the-Whole and by the DART board. Continue reading

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Member put on DART board by LGBT allies won’t take stance on DP benefits

Four people spoke at the July DART board meeting on Tuesday evening about domestic partner benefits, but discussion of the topic was delayed until August. And a new DART board member refused to say whether she supported DP benefits. Continue reading

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UPDATE: DART board won’t take up domestic partner benefits until August

After almost a year since a former DART employee began petition agency officials to consider domestic partner benefits, the agency will take up the item for discussion again on Tuesday. Continue reading

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Blumer, Gutierrez address DART board

Two speakers addressed the DART board meeting on Tuesday about partner benefits for employees of the public transportation agency. Community members have been speaking at every DART meeting since the board voted to delay discussion until after a Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act this month. Continue reading

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LGBT advocates tell DART board to ‘jump on’ adding DP benefits

LGBT advocates are continuing to press DART’s Board of Directors to add domestic partner benefits. Continue reading

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LGBT advocates to DART board: ‘You all should be ashamed’

A small crowd turned out Tuesday to protest DART’s delay in offering domestic partner benefits, but the two speakers were passionate enough to get the LGBT community’s outrage across. Continue reading

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