Category Archives: D2

Send us your questions and #Get2KnowD2

As you may know, DART is close to finding a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) that we will submit to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in the fall.  We’ve established three major options for the D2 Subway’s path and two major … Continue reading

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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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Meet #OurDART Team for the D2 Subway!

Transit projects like the D2 Subway are a big deal for everyone involved, including North Texas residents, businesses, and the neighborhoods through which the subway will run. Have you ever wondered who is behind the implementation of a project like … Continue reading

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Join Us for the D2 Subway Facebook Live Event

If we look back over the past year, we have made a lot of progress in determining just what the downtown rail alignment will look like, where it will go, and how DART will proceed in planning and building the … 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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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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