Category Archives: Capital Projects

Your Cotton Belt Questions Answered: Act One!

DART’s recent Cotton Belt Facebook Live was an opportunity for North Texans to get their questions answered and learn more about North Texas’ newest regional rail project. Didn’t have a chance to tune in? Or maybe you had to jump … Continue reading

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ICYMI: 5 Takeaways from our Cotton Belt Facebook Live

Last week, Chad Edwards, Kay Shelton, and Carlos Huerta provided an update on the Cotton Belt project, where it currently stands, and what comes next during a special Cotton Belt Facebook Live. Chad and Kay also answered questions from the … Continue reading

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Make Sure You’re Tuned in to the Cotton Belt Updates… This Thursday!

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. Join us for a special Facebook Live … Continue reading

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Tune in to a Special Cotton Belt Facebook Live

We’ve discussed many of the elements of the Cotton Belt, but we know there are still a lot of unanswered questions and concerns out there.  That’s why DART is excited to host a special Facebook Live to provide an update … Continue reading

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Building a Better Future for North Texas

Why is DART planning more than 20 years in the future? Transit projects are extensive and require a long time to plan out the engineering process and design. Additionally, a stronger, more robust public transit system will help North Texas … Continue reading

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Path to the Future: How DART plans its next destinations

DART regularly studies the North Texas area and determines what areas would be viable options to consider implementing regional transit infrastructure, such as the Cotton Belt or the D2 Subway. These areas are called potential transit corridors. They are generally … 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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What Will Our Multi-Modal System Look Like in North Texas by 2040?

DART’s 2040 Transit System Plan is in development, and considers the future of all different types of mobility options. Planning-ahead is essential, especially since DART’s transit projects are so large and can take years to develop and construct. In this … Continue reading

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New Year, New Reminder: What’s Up with the D2 Subway

DART has a lot on its plate as we kick-off 2018. But don’t worry, we remain as committed as ever to transit projects we discussed last year, like the D2 Subway. As DART works through the funding process for the … 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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