The Dallas City Council has approved a new subway project in the hopes of improving Dallas’ public transit system according to an article from Mass Transit magazine from March 30th. In it they say:
“The Dallas City Council has unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) D2 Subway Project, a second light-rail line that will run through downtown Dallas and extend from Victory Park to Deep Ellum.
The resolution includes a commitment to continue to work towards addressing community concerns on the east end of the alignment.”
Not everyone is happy though, the subway system is set to surface in parts of Deep Ellum, a neighborhood that isn’t fully on board with the project according to a D-Magazine article from March 26th. In it they say:
“Council unanimously approved a resolution to support the downtown subway project known as D2. That’s the $1.7 billion, at least half of which will be paid for by DART. The other half comes from the feds. But the resolution has layers. It requires DART to coordinate with the city and state in the planning of other major transportation projects. It also orders DART to develop solutions for the muddle created where the subway surfaces in Deep Ellum, a design matter that most of that neighborhood opposes. The City Council will again vote the resolution up or down in 2022, depending on how the next year goes.”
The project is not yet totally set in stone, another vote is set to happen in 2022, likely to the relief of some Deep Ellum residents.