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Cotton Belt Corridor


Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor
Upcoming Community Meetings

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.
Richardson Civic Center
411 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.
Addison Conference Centre
15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 7 p.m.
Parkhill Junior High School Cafeteria
16500 Shadybank Drive, Dallas, TX 75248

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.
Event 1013
1013 East 15th Street, Plano, TX 75074

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott North
8440 Freeport Parkway, Irving TX 75063

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Arts Center
1115 Fourth Avenue, Carrollton, TX 75006

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The DART 2030 Transit System Plan (TSP) identified the Cotton Belt Corridor as a priority project with implementation in the year 2025-2030 timeframe. Based on the recession in 2008-2009 the project was deferred post-2030. Various funding initiatives have been explored to advance the project.

In 2015, DART included the project within the DART 20-Year Financial Plan for implementation in year 2035, from DFW Airport to Shiloh Road in Plano. The project (see map below) would interface with the Orange Line and The T's TEX Rail project (at DFW Airport), the Green Line (in downtown Carrollton), and the Red Line (in Richardson/Plano).

DART and regional stakeholders continue to discuss methods to accelerate or phase the project earlier than 2035. The DART 2040 Transit System Plan, which is under development, will incorporate any changes to project schedule or project definition as recommendations are made. DART would then re-initiate public outreach and work activities to advance the project as appropriate.

Cotton Belt Map
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In 2014, DART advanced a 5% Design for the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project and produced an Alternatives and Environmental Considerations Report (AECR). The AECR identifies existing environmental conditions and potential impacts along the length of the Cotton Belt Corridor.

Alternatives and Environmental Considerations Report (AECR)

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