Capital investment projects require deep research and analysis on a wide range of factors before and during the development phase. (Research began on the D2 project in 2007!) It’s important to remember that the development of a new project is a process—considering many different pieces of information will allow DART to progress toward a final D2 design.
Environmental concerns, traffic, and noise are just a few of the external variables we are evaluating to find a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) route that is both physically feasible and best balances our communities’ interests.
Below are just a few of the components we are currently researching to inform the development of D2:
Infrastructure projects like D2 undergo lengthy, intensive analyses to come up with the final design. Equipped with thorough, scrutinized data about D2’s potential impacts in these and other areas, DART and the community stakeholders we are working with can identify the best transit solution for all of North Texas.
We have already completed a number of studies, but others are ongoing. We won’t commit to a final design until we are certain it provides the greatest benefit with the least possible disruption to downtown Dallas and surrounding communities.