Category Archives: D2

Policy and Legislative Updates

We recently told you about how the government can affect public transportation in North Texas.  From local city councils, to the federal government, public policy shapes how public transportation systems are built and funded across the nation. Since policy influences … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Subway: Stations, More Than Meets the Eye

Once the D2 Subway is in operation through downtown Dallas, riders will make their way down an elevator, escalator, or steps to reach the station below ground. Although it may not look like much, there is a lot that goes … Continue reading

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D2 Subway + Dallas Streetcar = More flexibility for the region!

Imagine this: you’re making your way from downtown Plano to check out some of the new restaurants in the Bishop Arts District.  Instead of catching a cab or navigating through traffic on foot in the Texas heat, you can take … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Subway: Different Ways to Dig!

Digging a tunnel is a big deal. Excavating something so large underground may cause some impacts above-ground, especially during construction. DART wants you to have all the information before we hit the ground (literally) in the construction phase. As a … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Subway: Excavation Method #1 Tunnel-Boring

Did you know the first underground subway in the U.S. was built in 1897? Luckily, technology has helped us since the 1890’s develop easier and less-invasive ways to dig a transportation tube nearly one hundred feet below the surface.  DART … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Subway: Understanding Portals

Building an underground rail line is complicated. But it’s interesting to see how it’s done.  In this series, “The Anatomy of a Subway,” we’ll explore the different subway construction methods that will make the D2 Subway a reality. If you’ve … Continue reading

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How Does Government Affect Public Transit?

Public transportation is shaped by the legislative and regulatory decisions made by elected officials in the local, state, and federal governments. From the Department of Transportation to local city councils, public transportation agencies must abide by rules to fund, develop … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions! Choosing the D2 Subway Route

Determining the right route for the D2 Subway is a process.  The good news is that DART is on its way to determining a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) that DART will submit to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in September. … Continue reading

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Where Will the D2 Subway go?

We’ve been listening to stakeholders, public officials, technical experts and the public, and we’re on our way to finding a locally preferred alternative (LPA) that we can submit to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in September. By January, DART had … Continue reading

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Growing North Texas: By Bus, By Rail, By Streetcar

The DART transit system is made up of many different modes, each coming together as part of an integrated network that strengthens our region. As a complete system, DART is not only moving North Texans from Point A to Point … Continue reading

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