The M-Line Trolley

November 28, 2016

While at the Fall 2016 Urban Land Institute Meeting in Dallas, I encountered an unexpected and delightful transit mode. The nostalgic M-Line trolley links the downtown Dallas Arts District with the trendy shops, galleries and bistros of Uptown, including West Village, where you can transfer to or from the more modern Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail service at the Cityplace/Uptown Station. An additional connection to DART Rail is available with the completion of an M-Line extension along Olive Street through Klyde Warren Park to near St. Paul Station. It reminded me of the waterfront streetcar that vanished from Seattle’s waterfront a decade ago.

Pike Oliver
Runstad Center Faculty