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Learn more about the DFW High-Speed Rail at upcoming meetings

The North Central Texas Council of Governments will host a series of public meetings beginning this month to gather public feedback on the proposed high-speed rail connecting Fort Worth to Dallas.

DFW High-Speed Rail Train

Phase 2 will focus on environmental and social impacts. | Photo provided

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It’s been the talk of the town for years — high-speed transportation between downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas, that would cut travel time in half.

With Phase 2 of the DFW High-Speed Transportation Connections Study underway, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) will host a series of public meetings beginning this month to gather feedback on the project.

FTW-High-Speed Rail map

The rail would make three stops, beginning in Fort Worth and ending in downtown Dallas. | Map provided by NCTCOG

What’s been determined so far?

In 2020, NCTCOG initiated a study to evaluate rail technology, potential routes, service plans, and most recently, an environmental study that is expected to take one year to complete. Here are the key factors:

🚄 Vehicle type | High-speed rail
📍 Location | Three stations along I-30 in downtown Fort Worth, Arlington’s entertainment district, and downtown Dallas

💨 Speed | Maximum speed of 250 mph

The end goal is to connect the rail to other proposed high-speed transportation projects including Fort Worth to Laredo, Dallas to Houston, and the potential transit hub at Butler Place.

Here’s a look at the upcoming public meeting schedule:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 29 | 5-7:30 p.m. | NCTCOG, 616 Six Flags Dr., Arlington
  • Thursday, Aug. 31 | 4-7 p.m. | Central Station, 1001 Jones St., Fort Worth
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Tony Shotwell Life Center, 2750 Graham St., Grand Prairie
  • Thursday, Sept. 7 | 4-7 p.m. | West Dallas Multipurpose Center, 2828 Fishtrap Rd., Dallas
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