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Cotton Belt "Silver Line" Project

Future service running on the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor will be known as the Silver Line

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Final Environmental Impact Statement / Record of Decision (Nov 2018)
Historical Information

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The DART 2030 Transit System Plan (TSP), approved in October 2006, identified the Cotton Belt Corridor as a priority project. In 2016, DART advanced implementation of the Cotton Belt to the year 2022 in its FY2017 Twenty-Year Financial Plan. The DART 2045 Transit System Plan, which is under development, will reflect this change to the project schedule.

The 26-mile Cotton Belt Corridor extends between DFW Airport and Shiloh Road in Plano (see map below). The alignment traverses seven cities: Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson and Plano. The Cotton Belt "Silver Line" Project'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 Cotton Belt "Silver Line" Project would interface with three DART LRT lines: The Red/Orange Lines in Richardson/Plano, the Green Line in Carrollton and the Orange Line at DFW Airport. In addition, at DFW Airport, the project would connect to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority TEXRail Regional Rail Line to Fort Worth and provide access to the DFW Airport Skylink People Mover.

On August 28, 2018, the DART Board approved a Service Plan Amendment for Cotton Belt Corridor which defined the Project alignment, grade separations, and station locations. Also on August 28, 2018, the DART Board approved an residential betterments program for the Cotton Belt Corridor.

On June 18, 2019, the DART Board approved a resolution to name future service running on the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor as the Silver Line. Customers will see the Silver Line in operation after completion in 2022 with 30-minute peak and 60-minute off-peak service.

DART has established an email address for receiving comments on the project: [email protected].
Cotton Belt Map
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COTTON BELT FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT / RECORD OF DECISION (FEIS/ROD)

The Final Environmental Impact Statement / Record of Decision (November 2018) is available here.


Betterments Meetings
Cotton Belt "Silver Line" Project


Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Plano Betterments Meeting

Plano Municipal Center
1520 K Ave., Training Room A
Plano, TX 75074


Art & Design Meetings
Cotton Belt "Silver Line" Project

Unless otherwise noted, times are to be determined
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Group 3 Orientation Meeting

Richardson Civic Center
411 W. Arapaho Road, Suite 102
Richardson, TX 75080

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Carrollton Orientation Meeting

Crosby Recreation Center - Broadway Room
1610 East Crosby Road, Carrollton, TX 75006

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Group 3 CityLine/Bush Site Visit

Location TBD

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Group 3 UT Dallas Site Visit

Location TBD

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Group 1 DFW North

Location TBD

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Group 1 Cypress Waters

Location TBD

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Group 2 Downtown Carrollton

Location TBD

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Group 1 Knoll Trail

Location TBD

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Group 3 CityLine/Bush

Location TBD

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Group 2 Addison

Location TBD

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Group 3 UT Dallas

Location TBD


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Meeting Presentations 2019


DART Quarterly Community Meeting Presentations
Cotton Belt "Silver Line" Project


Betterments Workshop Meeting Presentations
Cotton Belt "Silver Line" Project

Coppell Betterments Workshop Meetings

Dallas Betterments Workshop Meetings


Community Kick-Off Meeting Presentations
Cotton Belt "Silver Line" Project

Meeting Presentations 2018

Area Focus Groups (AFGs)

#Get2KnowCB with the Cotton Belt Team

If you missed the March 15, 2018 Facebook Live event, you can view the video here: www.facebook.com/DARTDallas

If you have a question for the Cotton Belt team, please submit them to [email protected]
If you want to learn more about prior Cotton Belt "Silver Line" Project work, click below.


The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (April 2018) is available here.


Cotton Belt Meeting Summaries and Comments 2017

Area Focus Groups (AFGs)

Community Open Houses

Cotton Belt September 2017 Open House Display Materials

Cotton Belt Area Focus Group (AFG) Presentations 2017



In 2014, DART advanced a 5% Design for the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project and produced an Alternatives and Environmental Considerations Report (AECR). The AECR identifies existing environmental conditions and potential impacts along the length of the Cotton Belt Corridor.

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