Category Archives: Capital Projects

Your Top 5 Questions About the Cotton Belt Answered

So, What is The Cotton Belt? The Cotton Belt is a 26-mile rail line stretching from Plano to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and is part of DART’s Transit System Plan and Twenty-Year Financial Plan.  Originally owned by the St. Louis … Continue reading

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The Road Ahead: 2 Projects, 1 Goal

2017 will be an exciting year for DART and all the cities and residents that are part of the DART system. With several transit projects in the works and on the horizon, we will be working to ensure taxpayer dollars … Continue reading

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The Road Ahead: A Refresher on Funding DART Projects

The New Year is around the corner and many people view this time of year as an opportunity to organize their personal finances and develop a budget to help them spend the money they make wisely.  DART is always assessing its budget to fund all planned Capital Investment Projects; projects intended to make North … Continue reading

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4 Things You Need to Know About D2: Working Together

We need your input and support as we continue planning D2. A subway presents a unique set of challenges we will have to work through to make the best use of our resources, balance everyone’s interests, and position the downtown … Continue reading

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4 Things You Need to Know About D2: Sustainability

Projects like D2 are built for the future. North Texas keeps booming; the population of DART service cities is expected to increase 36 percent by 2040! Expanding capacity now to accommodate our region’s future transit needs is a top priority. … Continue reading

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4 Things You Need to Know About D2: Cost

Securing funding for large Capital Investment Projects like D2 can be a complex process. Before the DART Board and DART decided to pursue a subway design for D2, DART was seeking a 50 percent match, or approximately $325 million, from … Continue reading

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D2: Collaborating for Success

A System for Our Entire Community DART is an essential part of the fabric of North Texas.  Our transit system does so much more than get folks from Point A to Point B.  DART drives economic development, builds communities, and … Continue reading

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4 Things You Need to Know About D2: Timeline

DART listens to its stakeholders and the public when developing a new project like D2, to make sure we are creating a transit project that best serves the North Texas community. We heard extensive feedback during the development phase that … Continue reading

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4 Things You Need To Know About D2 (As We Head Into 2017)

DART exists to serve the people and communities of North Texas, and your feedback about the projects we are planning, like the second alignment known as D2, is a crucial part of the process. The DART Board originally approved a … Continue reading

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Paying for DART Projects

DART works diligently to manage its finances fairly and accurately. This means we don’t have to sacrifice funding for an important project in order to pay for another. Building DART projects is a complex, multi-step process.  In order to ensure … Continue reading

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