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A Brand-New Behind the Tracks: Cotton Belt Refresher

We know it’s been awhile since we gave you an update on the Cotton Belt. That’s why we wanted to go over where you can find information on how the Cotton Belt will be engineered, where the stations will be … Continue reading

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Behind the Tracks: How North Texas’ Geography Impacts the Cotton Belt

North Texas may not have mountains but it does have a variety of terrain and soils. So why are we discussing landscape in our newest Behind the Tracks post? Because the geography of the region influences the Cotton Belt design … Continue reading

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Behind the Tracks: At-grade or Elevated? Where will the Cotton Belt go?

DART first purchased the Cotton Belt corridor and right-of-way from the St. Louis Southwestern Railway in 1990. The corridor and surrounding area has dramatically changed since and will certainly continue evolving when passenger operations begin. While the initial concept for … Continue reading

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Behind the Tracks: Safety First for the Cotton Belt

In our series, Behind the Tracks, we are diving deep into the processes, protocol, and planning that goes into building the Cotton Belt. Today, we’re taking a look at how DART ensures that North Texas’s regional rail project fits as … Continue reading

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Behind the Tracks: How we make trains good neighbors

DART’s network of transit options is intended to not only increase mobility, access and economic development, but also seamlessly fit in the existing environment as well. That’s one of the reasons why we identify a project’s potential impacts or issues … Continue reading

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Behind the Tracks: Stations with a Local Feel

More than just a simple platform with benches, stations are transit hubs that facilitate connectivity, access, and opportunity. The stations of the 26-mile Cotton Belt may not resemble those of the downtown Dallas stations or D2 Subway, but they serve … Continue reading

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Behind the Tracks: Exploring Vehicle Options for the Cotton Belt

North Texas will soon be home to a state of the art, regional rail line that will laterally connect our region: The Cotton Belt.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll peek behind the tracks and bring you the inside scoop … Continue reading

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May Capital Planning Projects Periodical

The Deal on D2 DART has completed 10% of Preliminary Engineering on the project, which means the D2 Subway is one step closer to reality. This includes engineering planning on things like underground station architecture and the construction approach. In … Continue reading

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December Issue: Capital Planning Projects Periodical

The Deal on D2 The project development process for the  D2 Subway is underway and will take approximately 18 months – through early 2020. One important aspect of this process involves station planning. Station planning is necessary to ensure that DART … Continue reading

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How did you do on our Cotton Belt quiz? Check out the answers here!

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 … Continue reading

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