The McKinney Ave Transit Authority has posted this image on their Facebook page. It shows the increase in ridership and also the proposed Knox Extension. Bringing the trolley to the Knox neighborhood would be a fantastic way to connect our neighborhood with Cole Park, West Village, Uptown, State Thomas, Klyde Warren and Downtown Dallas. It would also give better access to the Uptown Dart station. I take the orange line from Uptown station to get to DFW sometimes…It’s cheap, easy, and 1 hour to terminal A. (More on the Knox Dart station to come…don’t get excited, it isn’t getting completed)
We are still far from seeing this become a reality, but its encouraging to see a public proposal being put forward. Looking at MATA’s board of directors, it appears that many are real estate developers with projects in the Knox area which gives me hope that this could become a reality.
Here are some recent blog posts about the proposed extension: