Category Archives: Capital Projects

Can you tell fact from fiction? D2 + Cotton Belt

This week, we’re testing your knowledge on two of DART’s newest Capital Investment Projects, the D2 Subway and the Cotton Belt! Although both of these projects fall into the category of Capital Investment Projects, they each have unique purposes, are … Continue reading

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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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Test your knowledge: Cotton Belt Question #5

The Cotton Belt travels through seven cities: Plano, Richardson, Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Coppell and Grapevine. Do you know how long the Cotton Belt will be? Answer our final quiz question to see if you’re a Cotton Belt expert! How long … 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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Test your knowledge: Cotton Belt Question #4

With more than 93 miles of light rail in North Texas, we know that you all are familiar with this form of public transportation. But do you know how regional rail is different than light rail? Find out in our … 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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Be a DART Expert: See if You Can Tell Myth from Fact!

We get it. There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to public transportation! We’re setting the record straight this week, giving you of the facts so you can be a North Texas transit expert. Myth #1: Public transportation … Continue reading

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Test your knowledge: Cotton Belt Question #2

Ready for your Friday quiz? Here’s another zinger about North Texas’s regional rail line, The Cotton Belt! Test your knowledge to see what the current status of the Cotton Belt is and how much farther we have to go to … 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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