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USA: Dallas City Council has unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Dallas Area Rapid Transit D2 Subway project.

The planned second light rail line through downtown Dallas would run 3·2 km from Victory Park to Deep Ellum with one surface and three underground stations and one relocated stop. The cost is estimated at $1·7bn and opening is envisaged for 2028, providing the DART network with additional capacity and increased operational flexibility and reliability.


‘The DART D2 Subway project is an important regional project’, said Chair of the DART board Paul N Wageman. ‘The second light rail alignment through downtown Dallas is a long term investment in mass transit to support both the city’s and the region’s goals of a more walkable, transit-oriented and sustainable region.’

Planning began in 2007 and reached the 30% project design milestone in October 2020. DART is working with the Federal Transit Administration to request re-entry into the Capital Investment Grant programme.

The resolution passed by the council on March 24 includes a commitment to address community concerns at the east end of the alignment.

‘The next several months will be focused on continuing the collaborative, multi-agency effort among DART, the City of Dallas, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and TxDOT to evaluate any proposed refinements, enhancements, and/or modifications to the east end of the corridor in co-ordination with stakeholders’, said Wageman.