Community Leaders Gather at UD, Celebrate Transportation Improvements
State Rep. Linda Harper-Brown, Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director
Phil Wilson, DART Chair John Danish and UD President Thomas Keefe represented the
key stakeholders during a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the University of Dallas on
Wednesday, Oct. 31. The event, which was attended by dozens of city, state and business
leaders, as well as university administrators, celebrated the State Highway 114, DART
Orange Line and Irving Diamond Interchange projects.
"Today, we celebrate what has already been completed and look forward at what is to
come," said Harper-Brown. "We also acknowledge how much the city of Irving and state
of Texas have benefited from the University of Dallas."
The three projects make up a large portion of the approximately $2.5 billion that
has been spent recently on improvements to transportation infrastructure in the Irving/Las
Colinas area. According to TxDOT, the 114 and DART projects mark the first time a
Texas highway is sharing right of way with light rail.
Learn more about the event by watching Christine Lee's report on NBC 5 DFW.