This is an appeal to individual residents downtown to please consider writing a letter to show support for the efforts behind extending the McKinney Ave. Trolley Line into downtown. For the first phase discussion the trolley would spur off of McKinney Ave. down Olive Street on a dedicated lane and terminate at the Cancer Survivors Park which is adjacent to the DART Rail Station at Pearl Street. This course would also bring better connectivity into the Arts District as well and hopefully will spark momentum to continue service deeper into downtown. For downtown residents in particular, extending this already free trolley system will help us get around better and help us reduce our dependency on driving as often which in turn most likely will increase our quality of life with more mobility options.
Every trip begins with a first step and I can say with confidence that this effort can move forward with greater input from the downtown community. What works well is letters of support that basically states that 'yes I am for it and I see good potential in this first step'. If anyone has questions please feel free to call me at 214-403-8557.
Michael Anderson is the Vice Chairman of McKinney Ave. Trolley Authority and has lead this team effort since August last year, this team consists of representatives from the City of Dallas and DART. Your letter will ultimately be presented to the City of Dallas and other agency representatives to take action. If you can, please send your letter to Michael before mid August.
Please address your letter to:
Mr. Michael H. Anderson
Vice Chairman, MATA
1200 Ross Avenue, Suite 110
Dallas, Texas 75201
Re: Downtown Extension for MATA
Thank you for your support.
Don Raines Jr.
President; CDA Downtown Residents Council