Plano, DART consider improved airport connection

Plano City leaders addressed that the growing city and county needs a better public transportation.

As per discussions:

  • They say completing the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Cotton Belt Corridor would ease up a good deal of traffic and congestion issues.
  • Two new DART stations will be built at Shiloh and 14th Streets to take the line all the way to DFW airport. There will be 11 stations in between.
  • Plano would pay approximately $12 million towards the project using tax increment financing (TIF).

Plano DART discussing rail line dfw

Eventually, portion of this investment amount will be recovered through the property tax increase from properties that lie within a certain radius.

Jack Carr is Deputy City Manager.

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