Dallas to Make Accessibility Improvements Near Bus Stops

The city approved over $30 million in contracts to fix broken sidewalks and add curb ramps near DART stations.

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April 2, 2024, 8:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


Yellow and white city bus at stop in Dallas, Texas.

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The Dallas City Council approved two contracts to bring sidewalks and curb ramps near DART bus stops into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reports Everton Bailey Jr. in The Dallas Morning News. 

“The work by Hutchins-based Estrada Concrete Company will cover 12 areas that city officials have identified since at least 2021 as priority spots to fix broken, missing and non-ADA compliant sidewalks. The deal also covers any additional work needed for water and wastewater line adjustments in those areas.” A separate contract covers sidewalk improvements in the same areas. “[The areas] were identified as part of the city’s sidewalk master plan, an initiative developed in 2021 when city officials estimated needing $2 billion to repair 50% of Dallas’ broken sidewalks and to fill sidewalk gaps.”

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