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Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), along with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), have completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Cotton Belt Corridor Regional Rail Project. The project consists of a 26-mile regional rail line from DFW Airport to Shiloh Road in Plano, Texas.

The document is available for review at DART.org/cottonbelt. The public comment period for the DEIS is from April 20, 2018 through June 4, 2018. Copies of the DEIS are also available for public viewing at the following libraries: Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake, Carrollton; Cozby Library and Community Commons, Coppell; Fretz Park Branch Library, Dallas; Park Forest Branch Library, Dallas; Grapevine Public Library, Grapevine; Richardson Public Library, Richardson; and Harrington Library, Plano.

The DEIS evaluates and summarizes a range of potential environmental impacts associated with a No-Build Alternative and a Build Alternative (the regional rail project), and identifies appropriate mitigation to address the impacts. Potential impacts include, but are not limited to: a Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) adverse effect to the White Rock Creek Bridge in Dallas, a Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act and Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code use of Spring Creek Trail in Richardson, and an encroachment into the Cottonwood Branch floodplain at DFW Airport. Noise and vibration impacts and mitigation along the corridor are also identified.

Make plans to attend a public hearing to provide oral comments on the DEIS document. Individuals wishing to speak at the hearing should contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2543 to register. If you wish to attend the public hearing and need sign language interpretation, please notify DART 24 hours in advance by calling the TTY number, 214-749-3628. A Braille or taped version of information will be made available upon request.

Written comments can also be provided via email to [email protected] or in writing to Mr. John Hoppie, DART Capital Planning, PO Box 660163, Dallas, TX 75266-7213.

Public Hearing

The public hearing is part of the 45-day public comment period.

Public hearing sessions will be conducted at the following locations:
May 14, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
Renaissance Dallas Addison
Lalique Ballroom
15201 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001

Free surface parking
May 15, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
Richardson Civic Center
Grand Ballroom
411 W. Arapaho Road
Richardson, TX 75080
May 16, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
DFW Airport Marriott
8440 Freeport Parkway
Irving, TX 75063

For Additional Information

Please contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2522.


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