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Carrollton Section of Silver Line to be Featured in Quarterly Update from DART

Post Date:10/21/2020 3:30 PM
 English/Spanish version

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) invites citizens to attend a virtual quarterly community meeting to review the progress of the DART Silver Line Regional Rail Project along the Historic Cotton Belt Corridor. Updates on the section of the line throughout Carrollton will be given during the Wednesday, November 11 meeting. The Design-Build Contractor for DART will be on hand to outline the latest developments and answer questions.

The 26-mile Silver Line segment will traverse seven cities, including Carrollton, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, Grapevine, Plano, and Richardson. At DFW International Airport, the Silver Line will connect to the 27-mile Trinity Metro TEXRail commuter rail line providing access to Fort Worth and the DFW Airport Skylink. The Silver Line will also interface with the three DART light rail lines, the Red/Orange Lines in Richardson/Plano, the Green Line in Carrollton, and the Orange Line at DFW Airport.

Presentations during these meetings will include:

  • Updated project drawings showing track configurations and station layout
  • Status of track grade separations (bridges)
  • Betterments program progress
  • Station design progress
  • Design-Builder’s early design and construction schedule
  • A general summary of project information
  • Identification of contacts for FAQs and community concerns

Third quarter virtual community update meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Residents will be able to call 469-391-0632 or access the virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams, using the appropriate city’s MS Teams link at DART.org/silverline:

  • Carrollton - Wednesday, November 11 using Conference ID 629 119 187
  • Coppell/Cypress Waters - Monday, November 9 using Conference ID 667 107 367
  • Addison - Thursday, November 12 using Conference ID 311 726 831
  • Richardson - Monday, November 16 using Conference ID 706 487 124
  • Plano - Tuesday, November 17 using Conference ID 322 006 889
  • Dallas - Wednesday, November 18 using Conference ID 151 919 874

The Silver Line project's primary purpose is to provide regional passenger rail connections and service improving mobility, accessibility, and system linkages to major employment, population, and activity centers in the northern part of the DART service area along the 26-mile long Cotton Belt Corridor from DFW Airport to Plano and eventually completing the 60-mile stretch from Plano to Ft. Worth.

Customers will see the Silver Line in operation after completion in 2022 with 30-minute peak and 60-minute off-peak service.

For additional information, visit DART.org/silverline or contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2543.

DART Virtual Mtgs-map


Complete DARTzoom Survey on New Bus Network; Ten People to Win a $100 GoPass Tap Card
Post Date: 8/19/2020 1:06 PM

  English and Spanish versions
  DARTzoom-NBN-Survey-ENG DARTzoom-NBN-Survey-SPN

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is designing a new bus network to better serve the residents of North Texas, now and in the future, and invites citizens to complete a 10-minute online survey to provide insight and perspective as to how a new system can best serve the community.

Every bus route has the potential to undergo changes within the new network.

“Whether you ride public transit or not, the DART transit network is part of the community, so your opinion is important to us as we redesign our network to serve all of North Texas,” DART Assistant Vice President of Service Planning and Development, Rob Smith said.

The project, entitled DARTzoom: A New Bus Network, will examine the DART bus lines to improve frequency, efficiency, and connections throughout DART’s 700 square-mile service area in all 13 of the cities that collect sales taxes to fund DART services. According to DART, the redesign is a collaborative planning effort to determine where bus lines should go, when they should run, and how frequent service should be, starting from a clean slate.

DART claims the current network is designed to supply a small amount of service close to people in many places, even where there are not many people. A redesign allows DART to ask the public how a transit network can best serve the needs of its riders in today’s values and build a network designed for higher transit ridership to achieve the most useful service near the greatest number of people and activities.

Citizens have until Wednesday, September 30 to submit a survey response. Only one entry per person. Participants will have a chance to win a DART GoPass Tap transit card worth $100 in fares on any DART bus or train line. Ten winners will be selected in a drawing on Wednesday, October 7; DART staff will contact winners via email; and individuals must respond within 24 hours to claim their card. DART employees and contractors are not eligible to win.

For additional information, visit DARTzoom.org (English) or DARTzoom.org/es/inicio (Spanish). The survey is accessible at DARTzoom.org/en/survey (English) or DARTzoom.org/es/encuesta (Spanish). 


Carrollton Section of Silver Line Featured in Quarterly Update from DART
Post Date:  8/17/2020 12:23 PM

DART’s Quarterly Community Meeting presentation for Carrollton can be downloaded as a pdf, or viewed in a video format:

Quarterly Community Meeting – Carrollton

Virtual meeting, August 12, 2020 (14.3MB PDF file opens in a new window)
Watch the Meeting Video (opens in a new window)

Quarterly Community Meeting – Carrollton, August 12, 2020


For additional information, visit DART.org/silverline or contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2543.


Carrollton Section of Silver Line to be Featured in Quarterly Update from DART
Post Date:  7/24/2020 8:35 AM

 English/Spanish version
DART-Virtual-Mtgs-August,-2020-ENG

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) invites citizens to attend a virtual quarterly community meeting to review the progress of the DART Silver Line Regional Rail Project along the Historic Cotton Belt Corridor. Updates on the section of the line throughout Carrollton will be given during the Wednesday, August 12 meeting. The Design-Build Contractor for DART will be on hand to outline the latest developments and answer questions.

The 26-mile Silver Line segment will traverse seven cities, including Carrollton, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, Grapevine, Plano, and Richardson. At DFW International Airport, the Silver Line will connect to the 27-mile Trinity Metro TEXRail commuter rail line providing access to Fort Worth and the DFW Airport Skylink. The Silver Line will also interface with the three DART light rail lines, the Red/Orange Lines in Richardson/Plano, the Green Line in Carrollton, and the Orange Line at DFW Airport.

Presentations during these meetings will include:

  • Updated project drawings showing track configurations and station layout
  • Status of track grade separations (bridges)
  • Betterments program progress
  • Station design progress
  • Design-Builder’s early design and construction schedule
  • A general summary of project information
  • Identification of contacts for FAQs and community concerns

Third quarter virtual community update meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Residents will be able to call 469-676-0717 or access the virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams, using the appropriate city’s MS Teams link at DART.org/silverline:

  • Carrollton - Wednesday, August 12 using Conference ID 132 579 659
  • Coppell/Cypress Waters - Thursday, August 6 using Conference ID 879 949 77
  • Addison - Thursday, August 13 using Conference ID 631 160 305
  • Plano/Richardson - Thursday, August 20 using Conference ID 562 156 23
  • Dallas - Thursday, August 27 using Conference ID 562 156 23

The Silver Line project's primary purpose is to provide regional passenger rail connections and service improving mobility, accessibility, and system linkages to major employment, population, and activity centers in the northern part of the DART service area along the 26-mile long Cotton Belt Corridor from DFW Airport to Plano and eventually completing the 60-mile stretch from Plano to Ft. Worth.

Customers will see the Silver Line in operation after completion in 2022 with 30-minute peak and 60-minute off-peak service.

For additional information, visit DART.org/silverline or contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2543.

DART Virtual Mtgs-map


DART to Hold Betterments Workshop Meeting Presentations for the Silver Line Regional Rail Project
Post Date:  6/20/2020 4:07 PM

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) invites citizens to attend a community Betterments Workshop Meeting Presentation to review the progress of the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor Project. The Design-Build Contractor for DART will be on hand to outline the latest developments and answer questions.

The project will provide regional rail service along the 26-mile long Cotton Belt Corridor from DFW International Airport to Plano.

Due to the current pandemic, all public involvement sessions will take place via video conference. DART urges you to follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep your family healthy and safe. Stay up to date by attending public involvement sessions online, signing up for construction alerts, visiting DART.org/SilverLine or calling 214-749-2543.

If you are a Residentially Adjacent Property Owner along the Silver Line Project, please email your name, address, email and phone number to CottonBelt@DART.org so we can make sure you receive your invitations to the proper meetings.

Carrollton Betterments Workshop #4
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting for Carrollton Groups 1, 2 & 3 Residential Adjacent Property Owners
For more information, contact the Silver Line team at CottonBelt@DART.org

Dallas Betterments Workshop #4
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting for Dallas Group 3 Neighborhoods 9 and 10 Residential Adjacent Property Owners
(Group 3, Neighborhoods 9 and 10 - Campbell Road to Hillcrest)
For more information, contact the Silver Line team at CottonBelt@DART.org

Dallas Betterments Workshop #4
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting for Dallas Group 3 Neighborhood 11 Residential Adjacent Property Owners
(Group 3, Neighborhood 11 - Campbell Road to Hillcrest)
For more information, contact the Silver Line team at CottonBelt@DART.org

Dallas Betterments Workshop #4
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting for Dallas Group 4 Neighborhoods 1 and 2 Residential Adjacent Property Owners
(Group 4, Neighborhoods 1 and 2 - Hillcrest Road to Coit Road)
For more information, contact the Silver Line team at CottonBelt@DART.org

Dallas Betterments Workshop #4
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting for Dallas Group 4 Neighborhoods 3 and 4 Residential Adjacent Property Owners
(Group 4, Neighborhoods 3 and 4 - Hillcrest Road to Coit Road)
For more information, contact the Silver Line team at CottonBelt@DART.org

Dallas Betterments Workshop #4
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting for Dallas Group 4 Neighborhoods 5 and 6 Residential Adjacent Property Owners
(Group 4, Neighborhoods 5 and 6 - Hillcrest Road to Coit Road)
For more information, contact the Silver Line team at CottonBelt@DART.org

Dallas Betterments Workshop #4
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting for Dallas Group 4 Neighborhoods 7 and 8 Residential Adjacent Property Owners
(Group 4, Neighborhoods 7 and 8 - Hillcrest Road to Coit Road)
For more information, contact the Silver Line team at CottonBelt@DART.org


DART to Hold Quarterly Update Meetings for the Silver Line Regional Rail Project
Post Date:  1/15/2020 10:49 AM

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) invites citizens to attend a quarterly update meeting to review the progress of the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor Project. The Design-Build Contractor for DART will be on hand to outline the latest developments and answer questions.

The project will provide regional rail service along the 26-mile long Cotton Belt Corridor from DFW International Airport to Plano.

Presentations during these meetings will include:

Tuesday, January 21
DFW International Airport, Cypress Waters, and Coppell Community Stakeholders
The Sound at Cypress Waters

Thursday, January 30
Carrollton and Addison Community Stakeholders
Addison Conference Center

Watch the Meeting Video (opens in a new window)
Quarterly Update Meeting - January 30, 2020 (Part 1 of 3)
Quarterly Update Meeting - January 30, 2020 (Part 2 of 3)
Quarterly Update Meeting - January 30, 2020 (Part 3 of 3)

Thursday, February 6
Richardson and Plano Community Stakeholders
Richardson Civic Center

Wednesday, February 12
North Dallas Community Stakeholders
Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel

For additional information and links to videos of the presentations, visit DART.org/cottonbelt or contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2543.  


DART Betterments Workshop Meeting Presentations for the Silver Line Regional Rail Project
Posted    September 23, 2019

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) invites citizens to attend a community meeting to review the progress of the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor Project. The Design-Build Contractor for DART will be on hand to outline the latest developments and answer questions.

The project will provide regional rail service along the 26-mile long Cotton Belt Corridor from DFW International Airport to Plano.

Carrollton Betterments Workshop Meetings

 

For additional information and links to videos of the entire Silver Line Regional Rail project presentations, visit DART.org/cottonbelt or contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2543.  


DART Presents Carrollton City Council with the New Silver Line Plans
Posted    July 9, 2019

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) invites citizens to attend a community meeting to review the progress of the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor Project. The Design-Build Contractor for DART will be on hand to outline the latest developments and answer questions.

DART-Silver-Line-MeetngsThe project will provide regional rail service along the 26-mile long Cotton Belt Corridor from DFW International Airport to Plano.

Presentations during these meetings will include:

  • Updated project drawings showing track configurations and station layout
  • Status of track grade separations (bridges)
  • Station Art & Design Progress
  • Design-Builder’s early design and construction schedule
  • A general summary of project information
  • Identification of contacts for FAQs and community concerns

Monday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Courtyard Theater, 1509 H. Avenue, Plano, Texas, 75074

Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Crosby Recreation Center – Elm Fork Room, 1610 E. Crosby Road, Carrollton, Texas, 75006

Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The Sound at Cypress Waters, Town Hall (Second Floor), 3111 Olympus Boulevard, Texas, 75019

Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Shelton School & Evaluation Center, 15720 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, Texas, 75248

Visit https://www.cityofcarrollton.com/Home/Components/News/News/3811/27 to download a copy of the brochure.

For additional information, visit DART.org/cottonbelt or contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2543.  


DART Presents Carrollton City Council with the New Silver Line Plans
Posted    July 9, 2019

DART-Silver-Line-imageDART unveiled the color scheme for the new Silver Line at the Carrollton City Council Worksession on Tuesday, June 18. The 26-mile Silver Line Corridor, formerly known as the Cotton Belt Commuter Rail Line, extends between DFW International Airport eastward to Shiloh Road in Plano (see map). The project traverses through three counties in Texas: Tarrant, Dallas, and Collin; and seven cities: Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson, and Plano. Construction is expected to begin this summer and the corridor’s open for operation date is targeted for December 2022.

“The City of Carrollton is extremely excited about the new Silver Line,” Mayor Kevin Falconer said. “DART is a crucial partner in Carrollton’s plans for future transit-oriented development around each station and the City is thrilled to have been chosen as one of the seven stations."

The Silver Line’s primary purpose is to provide passenger rail connections and service that will improve mobility, accessibility, and system linkages to major employment, population, and activity centers in the northern part of the DART Service Area. The new Silver Line will interface with three DART Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines: the Red/Orange Lines in Richardson/Plano, the Green Line in Carrollton, and the Orange Line at DFW Airport. In addition, the project would connect the future Fort Worth Transportation Authority TEXRail Regional Rail Line from DFW Airport to Fort Worth (which is under construction) and provide access to the DFW International Airport Automated People Mover (Skylink). 

To lessen the impact to residential homes and multi-family housing, DART has incorporated noise mitigation and improvements such as sound walls, enhanced landscaping, and trees for homes adjacent to the rail line.

“There are many different types of betterments in that category that can be utilized,” John Rhone, DART Vice President of Capital and Construction, said. “Essentially it’s driven by the community feedback we receive.”

All of the City of Carrollton’s areas to be affected will receive improvements including the Switchyard Apartments; Carrollton Heights at Erie, Clint, and Baxley Streets; Country Place; the neighborhoods of Gravely Drive; Josey Place Apartments; Trafalgar Square; and Willow Lane Condos. In addition, noise mitigation walls will be erected at Cecil Drive in Woodcrest Estates, at McKamy Drive in Hill ‘N Dale, for the Garden of Josey Lane, and for Lakehill Townhomes.

In meetings with DART and City staff, the estimated daily ridership is expected to be 1,000 people on opening day and 1,970 people by the year 2040; the number of existing parking spaces in Downtown Carrollton is 251, with 231 new to be added; and the number of bus bays needed is four, one for each route. Rhone said DART wants to ensure that the City of Carrollton understands what we are working toward as a final product. Each station will have elements of continuity and community reflection. An aspect of DART’s Art and Design program is an opportunity for community input on the final design.

The Downtown Carrollton Station will provide a valuable connection to the DART Green Line, serve as a potential regional rail transfer hub for the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), and tie into the City’s plans for future transit-oriented developments.  

For more information, watch the video presentation to the Carrollton City Council at http://carrolltontx.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=1159&meta_id=111585, visit DART.org/cottonbelt, and email questions or concerns to Cottonbelt@DART.org.

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