The Cotton Belt will be a game changer for our region, providing greater accessibility, opening up more flexible transit options, and creating new opportunities for seven North Texas cities and the entire region.
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More than simply increasing mobility, the Cotton Belt will:
- Support growth. The Cotton Belt will provide more flexibility and transit options as North Texas communities and businesses continue to grow. This is especially critical if we want to support the expected population growth of 36 percent our region will experience by 2040.
- Create the optimal regional rail experience. DART is working collaboratively within the communities along the Cotton Belt corridor to ensure everyone’s voice is heard in the process. We have been performing in-depth analyses and research—on everything from safety and design to traffic and environmental concerns—to create a transit project that benefits our entire region while considering the unique needs and perspectives of individual communities.
- Plan for the future. The Cotton Belt helps ensure we have the capacity we need to continue attracting people and businesses to North Texas. Not only will it relieve congestion and offer a more sustainable transit solution, but it will help spur and support economic, cultural, and social opportunities residents and visitors alike while strengthening our transit infrastructure overall.
- Foster economic development. The Cotton Belt will help open the flow of commerce and drive economic investment in and around the communities and cities it connects. That could mean higher property and housing values, new business opportunities, and increased growth and moving opportunities for local residents. It will also make our region more attractive for visitors, new residents, and businesses, driving a strong economy across North Texas.
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