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NCTCOG released a Rail Station Access study in February 2003, identifying numerous ways in which regional cities could improve bicycle and pedestrian access to the 60 stations scheduled to be operational by 2008. The stations studied in relation to bicycle and pedestrian access include nine operational commuter rail stations, 34 operational light rail stations as of 2003, and 17 planned light rail stations.
As of December 2007, the revised completion date for the 17 planned light rail stations, along the Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) Green Line, is 2013.
Recommendations resulting from the NCTCOG Rail Station Access study include:
- Implementing local improvements, such as sidewalk repair or trail construction, to provide increased alternative transportation routes near stations
- Promoting safety, convenient access, and incorporating complementary land uses near stations to encourage rail ridership and the success of transportation by rail in Dallas-Fort Worth
- Expanding the rail system to provide a more comprehensive alternative mode of transportation for the growing population in the region
The transportation providers for the Dallas-Fort Worth area
currently are DART, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The
T), and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA).
DART operates the light rail transit system and jointly operates
the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a commuter rail line linking
downtown Dallas to downtown Fort Worth, in cooperation with The
T. The DCTA provides bus service in Denton County and will
oversee the future connection of a commuter rail line into the
Green Line, light rail system managed by DART.
Mobility Initiatives Rail Station Access [PDF]