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DART's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is available at DART.org/CottonBelt. A hard copy of the DIES is also available at the Cozby Library and Community Commons, 177 N. Heartz Rd.
The DEIS is available to the public for a 45-day review and comment period from April 20, 2018 to June 4, 2018. Public hearings will be conducted during the review and comment period at the following locations:
If you would like to comment on the DEIS, please email CottonBelt@DART.org. Additionally, comments on this document may be made orally at the public hearings or submitted in writing to John Hoppie at email@example.com. For additional information or special needs accommodations, visit DART.org/CottonBelt or contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2522.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) staff and contractors responding to DART's solicitation for Cotton Belt design and construction will be collecting data along the Cotton Belt corridor from February 19 to March 31. This is part of the necessary preparation for the project.
The majority of the data collection will be conducted in and along the railroad right of way. Any access of private property will be coordinated with the owner in advance of the work, and property owners may refuse to grant access. The types of field work being performed include:
Most of these activities will occur during daylight hours and will require heavy equipment for soil borings. Coppell residents may see equipment that is truck mounted or mounted on rubber track crawler carriers.
The DART Cotton Belt Rail Line Project is a 26-mile line that will extend from DFW Airport to Shiloh Road in Plano and traverse seven cities, including Coppell. The Cotton Belt Project’s primary purpose is to provide passenger rail connections and service that will improve mobility, accessibility and system linkages to major employment, population and activity centers in the northern part of the DART Service Area. The Cotton Belt Project would interface with three DART LRT lines: The Red Line in Richardson/Plano, the Green Line in Carrollton and the Orange Line at DFW Airport. Also at DFW Airport the project would connect to Fort Worth Transit Authority's TEX Rail Regional Rail Line to Fort Worth and the DFW Airport Skylink People Mover.
The City of Coppell hosted two public meetings on March 1 and March 9, 2017 to provide an update on the planned DART Cotton Belt Rail Line Project. For more information about the background and development of the project,
watch the March 9, 2017 meeting or view the
March 9, 2017 presentation.
The City of Coppell is doing what we can to influence DART to the best interest of the Coppell citizenry. This includes the adoption of a resolution on June 13, 2017 by the Mayor and City Council stating:
"The City of Coppell fully supports DART Board redesign and realignment of the Cotton Belt Rail line throughout Coppell from Luna Road westward to Freeport Parkway, which would incorporate a Southern reconfiguration to provide a station in the Northlake/Cypress Water Campus subject to grade separation, quiet zones, sound walls and trail by rail segments along the entire route through Coppell."
Read the entire resolution.
For the most up-to-date information, including upcoming meetings regarding the Cotton Belt Corridor, visit www.DART.org/CottonBelt.