DART board of directors approve addition of second track along Cotton Belt line through North Texas suburbs

By Gavin Pugh, Community Impact Newspaper; February 12, 2019

The Cotton Belt passenger rail line will feature a two-way double track that will not only improve efficiency but also add more than $100 million to the project’s price tag.

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board of directors unanimously approved adding the double-track along the entirety of the future east-west running railway at their Feb. 12 meeting. The design change is expected to eventually reduce the wait period between rail cars to under 20 minutes for both directions.

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