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April 02, 2013

DFW Airport board considers land conveyance for DART line

Dallas Fort Worth Airport's board is recommending that its owner cities approve a land conveyance to bring light-rail service to the airport.

At its committee meetings on Tuesday, the board approved a motion that recommends the city councils of Fort Worth and Dallas approve the 67.6-acre land conveyance to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit for the construction of its orange line. The airport will receive $11.1 million in compensation for the land transfer.

In return, DART will give DFW easements to cross the Cotton Belt railway at two on-airport sites.

DFW Airport officials expect the DART line to open at the airport in December 2014 near its newly renovated Terminal A.

The airport's full board will vote on the motion on Thursday.

-Andrea Ahles

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