Category Archives: Cotton Belt

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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Aesthetics Are Important for the Cotton Belt

In Behind the Tracks, we’re bringing you all of the info you need to learn what goes into designing and building a regional rail line like the Cotton Belt. Today, we’re taking a look at how DART lessens potential impacts … Continue reading

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Feel the rumble of the train? Not so much with the Cotton Belt!

In this week’s Behind the Tracks, we’re breaking down how DART mitigates any potential impacts from new transit projects.  In our last post, we told you about our process of implementing mitigation measures to avoid, reduce or eliminate impacts like … 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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Flash Update Part 2: Tell me the latest on the Cotton Belt!

Do you know the latest on our new regional rail line? In our Flash Update Series, Part 2, DART is ready to announce some exciting updates and progress on the Cotton Belt! Check out the info below to see where … Continue reading

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What’s Poppin’ on the Cotton Belt?

We’ve wrapped up a series of Cotton Belt Corridor Public Meetings.  Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it in person, because we are bringing you everything you need to know in this DART Daily. Check out the Cotton Belt Video … Continue reading

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Cotton Belt Open House: What You Need to Know

DART is gearing up for the Cotton Belt. This expansion project is 26 miles of regional rail line that will connect six North Texas cities and the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. There is a lot of research and input to ensure … Continue reading

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Cotton Belt Rail Corridor Project Focus of Tonight’s Community Open House

DART is hosting a Community Open House tonight at the Richardson Civic Center. North Texans are encouraged to attend the 6:30 p.m. meeting for an update on the progress of the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor Project. Attendees will learn … Continue reading

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