The City Expects That By December 2012, You'll Be Able to Hike n' Bike the Santa Fe Trestle
Right -- you're wondering where the money's coming from. Well, remember how, back in November, the city submitted to the Texas Department of Transportation a list of "non-traditional transportation projects" it thought worthy of the federal funds via the Transportation Enhancement Program? In February, the feds said, "Sounds good!" and agreed to dole out $3,547,603, which means the city's only on the hook for the remaining $2,027,546, which'll come out of 1998 bond funds (from which Halff was paid its more than $1.4 million).
The trestle trail's always been part of the Trinity Master Plan -- it'll overlook the Standing Wave, in case you've forgotten -- and, per the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, "provide bicycle and pedestrian access across the Trinity River to Moore Park, the future Trinity Levee Trails, DART services, Fair Park, and the Dallas Zoo." According to council docs, construction's supposed to begin in June and wrap just in time for the holiday season 2012. Merry Christmas!