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D2: Dallas Central Business District (CBD) Second Light Rail Alignment

The D2 Subway: Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How did DART decide to pursue a subway for the second rail alignment?
    To understand how we got to a subway solution please read the following DART Daily "4 Things you Need to Know About D2":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2016/11/30/4-things-you-need-to-know-about-d2-as-we-head-into-2017/

  2. How does DART decide where the D2 subway should go?
    For more information on choosing the route options, please reference the following DART Daily "Decisions Decisions":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2017/04/18/decisions-decisions/

  3. How will DART plan to pay for D2?
    For updated information about cost, please reference the following DART Daily "Things You Need to Know About D2":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2016/12/09/4-things-you-need-to-know-about-d2-cost/

  4. Does DART consider the publics' input when going through the project development process?
    To understand how we've been working with the public and to learn how you can get involved in the process, check out our DART Daily "Collaborating for Success"
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2016/12/08/d2-collaborating-for-success/

  5. Does DART investigate how D2 will impact the surrounding areas?
    For more information on how DART is working with the community and by law investigating all possible effects on surrounding areas, please refer to this DART Daily "What Goes Into Developing a New Project like D2, We'll Explain":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2016/08/03/what-goes-into-developing-a-new-project-like-d2-well-explain/

  6. How will the D2 Subway connect to the larger DART system and benefit the entire region and not just downtown Dallas?
    Please refer to this DART Daily for more information about how DART and D2 will provide greater connections throughout the region "DART is part of North Texas Future":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2017/01/23/dart-is-a-part-of-north-texas-future/

  7. How will D2 create economic benefits for our region?
    The D2 Subway will be an investment in our region and North Texas, creating significant economic benefits. For more information on economic benefits please refer to the following DART Daily "An Investment in Our Economy":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2016/08/24/d2-an-investment-in-our-economy/

  8. How will the D2 Subway open up our region and increase connections to different communities?
    Please refer to this DART Daily for more information on how D2 will connect our community "Connecting Communities with D2":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2016/08/10/connecting-communities-with-d2/

  9. What is the latest update on the project development process for the D2 Subway?
    For more information on how DART is choosing the route for the D2 Subway please refer to the following DART Daily "Where will the D2 Subway Go":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2017/03/28/where-will-the-d2-subway-go/

  10. What is a portal and how will impact downtown Dallas?
    For more information on portals, and how they differ from stations, please refer to the following DART Daily, "Anatomy of a Subway: Understanding Portals":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2017/04/26/anatomy-of-a-subway/

  11. How will the D2 Subway work with the Dallas Streetcar?
    The DART Daily, "D2 Subway + Dallas Streetcar = More flexibility for the region!" goes into depth about how the potential Streetcar may connect to the D2 Subway.
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2017/05/18/d2-streetcar-flexibility/

  12. What will the excavation process be like in downtown Dallas?
    There are many different ways that engineers go about excavating the tunnel where the D2 Subway will go. Please refer to the following DART Daily, "The Anatomy of a Subway: Different Ways to Dig!":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2017/05/11/different-ways-to-dig/

  13. How exactly does legislation or government affect the types of public transportation projects DART undertakes?
    Legislation on the local, state, and federal level can affect public transportation in North Texas. To learn more about the relationship between government and public transportation, please refer to the following, "How Does Government Affect Public Transit":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2017/04/24/how-government-affects/

  14. How will the D2 Subway fit into the larger DART system?
    The D2 Subway will provide more connections from downtown Dallas to the larger North Texas region. For more information, check out, "Growing North Texas: By Bus, By Rail, By Streetcar":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2017/03/22/growing-north-texas-by-bus-by-rail-by-streetcar/

  15. What are major obstacles the D2 Subway may encounter when the excavation process starts?
    For more information on different underground obstacles, please refer to the following DART Daily: "Designing D2: What Lies Beneath, Part 1":
    https://dartdallas.dart.org/2017/02/01/designing-d2-what-lies-beneath-part-1/


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