Far as Mayor and DART Prez Are Concerned, the Green Line's All About Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
As the train passed through the Baylor University Medical Center Station, Leppert and DART President Gary Thomas cheered; now, they said, Dallas, like Houston, will have "the medical connectivity" between various Dallas hospitals. Indeed, "connectivity" was the buzzword of the short ride.
Leppert said he would speak during the luncheon, inside the Women's Museum, about the importance of linking north and south Dallas. "It makes it much more convenient for people to have jobs across the city," Leppert told Unfair Park during the ride to Fair Park. (Still, you'll have to wait until at least December 2010 for the rest of the line to open.) "It helps the individual, and it also helps the economy. ... Clearly, we've got much higher unemployment in the south."
|Mayor Leppert, exiting the Green Line at the Fair Park Station this morning|
Just before Leppert exited the train at the Fair Park Art Deco-style station, Thomas summed up the value of the new line: "At the end of the day, it really boils down to a quality of life issue."
That's true: Finally, we have a way to get to the Amsterdam Bar in Exposition Park without having to drive.
|Hey, look, it's our old pal Zac Crain! Or: One of these things is not like the others.|