February 12, 2019 - communityimpact.com - The Cotton Belt passenger rail line will feature a two-way double track that will not only improve efficiency but also add more than $100 million to the project’s price tag.
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board of directors unanimously approved adding the double-track along the entirety of the future east-west running railway at their Feb. 12 meeting. The design change is expected to eventually reduce the wait period between rail cars to under 20 minutes for both directions.
When complete, the Cotton Belt will connect southeast Plano to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Construction for the project is expected to begin later this year, with a projected completion date set for sometime in 2022.