Sunday, August 31, 2008

Thwarting The SUPERTRAIN

Judging from my experiences in Boston and Denver, the secret service, or whoever else is in charge of logistics and security, is no fan of SUPERTRAINS near political conventions. Both Boston and Denver shut down the nearby stops, so I'm not sure this matters much.

DENVER – As she walked the Pepsi Center grounds in the midst of the Democratic National Convention, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Elba Garcia appeared convinced: Dallas should host this event in 2012.


Dallas' transportation and event capabilities, although already robust by national standards among the country's larger cities, will be even more so four years from now.

For example, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit light-rail system will have opened a third line that will include a stop at Dallas Love Field and regular service to American Airlines Center.