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KXAS 2012-02-09 22:32:00 UTC
KXAS 2012-02-09 22:32:00 UTC
KXAS 2012-02-09 22:32:00 UTC
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NBC5 First at Four
KXAS (NBC)Dallas, TX DMA: 5
Feb 09 2012 4:32PM CST
Programming Type: News
>> there's light rail in dallas and ft. worth but not in arlington. public transit efforts have been rejected by voters for years. as our arlington reporter shows us, one uta student is hoping to put the brakes onr that. >> i was sitting in political science class and my teacher ch told me, arlington is the biggest city in the united states without public transportation? i was like, what? really? >> reporter: really. and some are a bit more familiar with the characterization. >>n. we know, we know very well we're the largest city in the united states with no public p transit. >> unsatisfied this student hopped in the driver's seat but starting an online petition for public transportation. >> i wasn't trying to start a revolution. we have cowboys stadium, rangers stadium, so much going for this city so public transportation should have come with all that. >> mass transit has been re jected by arlington voters time after time but some suggest today it's a different ffcity. >> there's a l'sot of things that have happened in arlington. we have an entertainment district. we have two very important sports venues. and so, we have a lot more visitors than we did twe the last time we voted on transportation. >> reporter: she adds that a mass t ransportation system is more than just a transportation issue. >> it's an environmental issues, economic development, mobility of moving workers in and sout. it's a big issue. and we have people still talking about it and we still have som he wh o don't watnt anyan transit. >> reporter: but>> ultimately -- >> we are n eed to bebe able to move people. >> reporter: they say having some sort of public transportation in arlingtonti is not just a matter off getting people around, it's a matter of also attracting a certain type of resident. >> we learned that from our adjoing gcities. we see wh ere their development for young professionals is and it's around the transit stations. >> i'm not going to stopo until they literally say, "no." like, and even thenen i probably won't stop. >> in just twost weeksee mimi has raced 400 signatures and she needs 500. >>>
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