Cotton Belt CorridorThe DART 2030 Transit System Plan (TSP) identified the Cotton Belt Corridor as a priority project with implementation in the year 2025-2030 timeframe. Based on the recession in 2008-2009 the project was deferred post-2030. Various funding initiatives have been explored to advance the project.
In 2015, DART included the project within the DART 20-Year Financial Plan for implementation in year 2035, from DFW Airport to Shiloh Road in Plano. The project (see map below) would interface with the Orange Line and The T's TEX Rail project (at DFW Airport), the Green Line (in downtown Carrollton), and the Red Line (in Richardson/Plano).
DART and regional stakeholders continue to discuss methods to accelerate or phase the project earlier than 2035. The DART 2040 Transit System Plan, which is under development, will incorporate any changes to project schedule or project definition as recommendations are made. DART would then re-initiate public outreach and work activities to advance the project as appropriate.