A Dallas Subway plan has won necessary support at City Hall according to a March 25th article from NBC 5 DFW. In it they say:
“The proposed Dallas rail transit subway won unanimous support from the Dallas City Council Wednesday in a compromise resolution. It came after strong last minute opposition, years of planning and $20 million already spent by DART on design. DART officials said the resolution was crucial to win a necessary $800 million federal construction grant. DART must fund the remainder of the $1.7million project.”
This proposed subway plan is part of a larger infrastructure project from 2007 according to a WFAA 8 article from March 24th. In it they say:
“D2 has been an infrastructure project for the city since 2007. The planned route would include three subway stations and two above-ground stations from Victory Park to Deep Ellum, with service on the green and orange lines. Originally scheduled to be finished in 2024, the subway is on track to be built sometime after 2022 and fully operational in 2028, pending Dallas City Council and DART Board approvals.”
The new plan, according to DART, would not only revitalize the downtown community by providing more rail transport opportunities and promoting economic development, but it would also give DART’s current rail system more support.