Largest light rail system in US -- Dallas

City life in many places is synonymous with using public transportation- especially rail systems. However, when it comes to measuring the stretch of light rail miles, Dallas , Texas takes the top spot. The city has the longest light rail system in the country, spanning eighty-five miles and utilizing sixty-one stations . While the expanse of the light rail system may seem an anomaly for a city known for its car-dependency and strong relationship with the oil industry, the light rail has been very successful – recently celebrating thirty years since the majority vote passed to create the system. Continuing to expand across the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has played a valuable role in beginning to mitigate congestion issues and gradually provide transportation options for a rapidly growing metro. Beginning with a single light rail route, DART has ...

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