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Regional Rail Corridor Study

Downtown Plano Rail Station With a population that is expected to exceed 8.5 million by 2030, the need for a reliable transportation system in North Central Texas is particularly important. The proven ability of rail service to improve mobility will play a crucial role in meeting those future transportation needs.The Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the transportation authorities are working to develop innovative solutions to these challenges. After studying needs, financing and organizational options through the Regional Rail Corridor Study and the Regional Transit Initiative, committees established to develop solutions reached consensus to move ahead with a new Regional Rail Authority. The proposed structure would include the continued growth of DART, DCTA and The T, along with a new Regional Rail Authority. This would provide over 350 miles of rail service, reaching residents in communities outside current transportation authority service boundaries.

Important Links and Documents

Final Documents:

Study Report

Corridor Report

Presentations

Brochures [PDF, 2MB]

Map (same as below) [PDF]
Map (same as below) [PPT]

image map of dfw with several web links

Corridors

Union Pacific Mainline                                                                                   Trinity Railway Express (East)

Hulen/DFWIA                                                                                                   Denton Line

Trinity Railway Express (West)                                                                    McKinney Line

Cleburne Line                                                                                                 Frisco Line

                                                                                                                           Midlothian Line

                                                                                                                           Waxahachie Line

 

2/5/2014  01/19/2009  YC

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