A recent study not yet published by UNT researchers shows that the DART Railway is driving the North Texas Economic Boom carrying a $7 billion impact from new or planned construction.
Researchers from the Economics Research Group, led by Michael Carroll, conducted a study from 2014 to 2015 to determine the railway’s impacts.
The report determined that the railway generated 43,000 jobs resulting in nearly $2 billion in wages for workers. A 2014 study from UNT found that DART was responsible for $5.3 billion in transit-oriented development near the rail stations between 1996 and 2013.
“Easy commuting is certainly an impact on UNT,” Carroll said in an email. “It is easy for students in the Dallas area to commute to main campus via the green line and the Denton A-train. We are also beginning to see UNT students staying in Denton and commuting to jobs in Dallas after graduation.”