Far North Dallas Poised to Lose at Least One Cotton Belt Rail Station as DART Weighs Options

Dallas Area Rapid Transit appears on track to scrap at least one proposed Dallas rail station from its planned Cotton Belt commuter line.During a briefing Tuesday, Chad Edwards, DART's assistant vice president for capital planning, didn't have many positive things to say about the possible station near Preston Road and Keller Springs Road in Far North Dallas. And the DART board, hoping to speed up the line between Plano and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, didn't offer much support either."We have too many (stations). We need to find a way to get people to where they need to go," said Paul Wageman, who represents Plano. "People aren't going to go to the airport if it takes an hour to get there. They're just not going to use it. You can drive there in half the time."Ultimately, we've got to pick a system that works best for everybody."  Continue reading...

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