Last week, we quizzed you on your knowledge about the Cotton Belt! Were you a Cotton Belt Aficionado? If not, don’t sweat it. Today, we’re breaking down the answers below and giving you all the info when it comes to North Texas’s newest regional rail.
Below are the questions and their corresponding answers, read below to see how your responses stacked up!
- What other transportation systems will DART connect to?
- DFW Airport
- DART Green Line
- All of the above
Answer D. All of the above: The Cotton Belt will provide critical connections to other forms of transportation in the North Texas region. Larger rail connection, aviation transportation, and connection to DART’s light rail are all different forms of transit that will intersect with the Cotton Belt.
- How many cities will the Cotton Belt serve?
Answer A. Six: That’s right! The Cotton Belt will service six different cities along the Cotton Belt line; including, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson, and Plano. This rail line and these stations will open up access for all North Texans to easily travel to and from these great destinations.
- What impacts from the Cotton Belt does DART mitigate for?
- All of the above
- None of the above
Answer E. All of the above: DART studies and plans mitigation measures for a multitude of potential impacts from construction or the running of the Cotton Belt. Want to know more about how DART plans to address issues of noise, vibration or environmental impacts? Check out our “Behind the Tracks” series to get the inside scoop.
- How many hours will the Cotton Belt save in congestion delays and commuters sitting in traffic by 2040?
Answer D. 3,800: The Cotton Belt is projected to save more than 3,800 hours of daily congestion delays. The DEIS includes projections that the Cotton Belt regional rail line will shave off approximately 80,000 of vehicle miles traveled per day by 2040.
- What is not a way that DART ensures residents will remain safe around the Cotton Belt?
- Quad gates
- Horns and whistles
- Angry armadillos
- Non-mountable barriers
Answer C. Angry armadillos: Ok, ok that one was a give-away! Don’t worry — you won’t find any angry armadillos blocking your way from the Cotton Belt, however, DART will have a number of safety mechanisms in place, ensuring that North Texans can use the Cotton Belt safely and effectively. Quad gates, horns, and non-mountable barriers will make sure that everyone can see and hear the Cotton Belt as it comes down the tracks.
How did you do? Send this quiz to your friends to see if they are a Cotton Belt aficionado. Check out our Behind the Tracks series and catch up on the latest news on North Texas’ newest regional rail line.