Dallas Area Rapid Transit expands service area

July 30, 2012 4:57:58 AM PDT
The state's largest municipal rail system just got bigger.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit on Monday expanded its Orange Line into Irving.

DART says it's the first phase of the 14-mile, $1.3 billion Orange Line construction to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

The opening involves a 5.4 mile section from Bachman Station in Dallas into Irving. New stations are at the University of Dallas, Las Colinas Urban Center and the Irving Convention Center.

DART's 700-square-mile light rail and bus service area includes more than a dozen cities in North Texas.