Dallas: With federal funding around the corner, DART names partners, awards $872 million for Cotton Belt rail

By Ray Leszcynske, Communities, The Dallas Morning News; December 12, 2018

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board on Tuesday approved $872 million to build its first east-west commuter rail line — the Cotton Belt — even though it doesn’t have the actual cash quite yet.

DART leaders met with the Build America Bureau in Washington, D.C., last week to confirm that the federal loan that will finance a 26-mile route connecting Plano, Richardson, Addison, North Dallas and DFW International Airport is expected to close Dec. 20.

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