Public investment around DART Rail moving North Texas

Public investment around DART Rail moving North Texas

A new study looking at the economic impact of publicly funded projects near Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail stations shows major economic impacts to North Texas.

Researchers at the University of North Texas looked at 11 public projects between 1999 and 2015 and found those types of projects are valued at $1.8 billion. Combined with privately funded transit expansion, $10.8 billion has been invested near or along DART’s 93-mile light rail system since 1999.

Researchers concluded the projects show DFW’s commitment to transportation options, billions of dollars pouring into the economy and tens of thousands of jobs.

DART’s 93-mile light rail system, the nation’s longest, was built at a cost of $5.5 billion. Read about the most recent extension that connects students at University of North Texas Dallas to the area by clicking here.

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