Dallas Area Rapid Transit's continued, aggressive expansion of light rail transit has been recognized as one of the year's Top 100 Global Infrastructure Projects, compiled by the Washington, D.C., consulting firm CG/LA Infrastructure LLC.
Projects included on the 2009 list were chosen for their vision and the competitive boost they add to the communities they serve. DART's activities were cited by the firm for its commitment to continued growth in the face of economic recession, marked in 2009 by the opening of the first sectionof the Green Line during September. DART says it is on schedule to nearly double its light rail network to 90 miles by 2013.
According to Norman F. Anderson, president and CEO of CG/LAInfrastructure, "The aim of the Global Forum is to fix a spotlight on the most important infrastructure projects in the world--and to give the men andwomen who lead those projects an opportunity to build long-term assets criticalto their country's future, at world-class levels of quality and velocity."