The 27-mile TEX Rail project could be operating from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport by 2018 thanks to a $499 million federal grant, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The remaining funding for the $1 billion project will come from local and state sources. The train will follow the Cotton Belt rail line with stops in Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Grapevine, and Terminal B at DFW Airport.
At the airport, passengers could catch a flight or transfer to Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Orange Line, which goes throughout Dallas and Collin counties.
The route would connect downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, a dream of transportation planners for decades.
The DART board recently voted to continue the Cotton Belt east into Collin County to Plano. That line could be built in the next decade.
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