U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex., said Dallas Area Rapid Transit must restore public confidence after warning that some projects might be delayed by rapidly rising construction costs.

Suburban mayors met with Cornyn in Addison last week to air concerns about DART’s finances and other transportation issues. In November, the agency said it had badly underestimated building costs for light-rail service for Irving and Rowlett. The actual cost will be about $1.8 billion, or about twice the $988 million budgeted.

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