DART may be near layoffs and may not have enough money to do all that it is planning to do over the next decade, but that won’t affect the Lake Highlands DART station.

DART spokesman Morgan Lyons said yesterday that that station is on schedule to open in December. The money to build it has already been allocated, contracts have been let, and work is underway. The budget cuts the transit agency is discussing are for projects that have not yet been funded.

Who would have thought we’d have a DART station running before the Town Center?