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1 Meeting Summary Notes Project: DART Cotton Belt Subject: DFW Airport, Cypress Waters and Coppell Area Focus Group Meeting Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:30 PM Location: 8840 Cypress Waters Blvd. Suite 130, Coppell, TX 75019; 1 st Floor Conference Center Attendees: DART John Hoppie, Cotton Belt Project Manager Rosa Rosteet, Community Affairs General Planning Consultant (GPC6) Tom Shelton, Project Engineer Amanda Stahlnecker, Sr. Railroad Engineer Kris Lloyd, Environmental Planner Mark Martin, Sr. Projec Manager Emily Riggs, Public Information Manager Dianne Tordillo, Public Information Specialist Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) conducted its second DFW-Cypress Waters-Coppell Area Focus Group (AFG) meeting on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to provide updates on various topics based on the last meetings about the Cotton Belt Corridor Regional Rail project and discuss next steps for for the project. Attachments Presentation Sign-in sheets Email invitation Handout Flip Chart Notes Welcome & Introductions Rosa Rosteet, DART Community Engagement, welcomed attendees and introduced John Hoppie, Cotton Belt Project Manager. Agenda Design Update: Engineering o Will begin building single-track, then expand to double-track eventually o Single and double track areas cannot be determined yet since the operations model is still being developed o Typical sections were viewed

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Meeting Summary Notes Project: DARTCottonBelt

Subject: DFWAirport,CypressWatersandCoppellAreaFocusGroupMeeting

Date: Thursday,August31,2017at6:30PM

Location: 8840CypressWatersBlvd.Suite130,Coppell,TX75019;1stFloorConferenceCenter

Attendees: DARTJohnHoppie,CottonBeltProjectManagerRosaRosteet,CommunityAffairs

GeneralPlanningConsultant(GPC6)TomShelton,ProjectEngineerAmandaStahlnecker,Sr.RailroadEngineerKrisLloyd,EnvironmentalPlannerMarkMartin,Sr.ProjecManagerEmilyRiggs,PublicInformationManagerDianneTordillo,PublicInformationSpecialist

DallasAreaRapidTransit(DART)conducteditssecondDFW-CypressWaters-CoppellAreaFocusGroup(AFG) meeting on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. The purpose of themeeting was to provide updates onvarious topics based on the last meetings about the Cotton Belt Corridor Regional Rail project anddiscussnextstepsforfortheproject.

Attachments

• Presentation• Sign-insheets• Emailinvitation• Handout• FlipChartNotes

Welcome&IntroductionsRosaRosteet,DARTCommunityEngagement,welcomedattendeesandintroducedJohnHoppie,CottonBeltProjectManager.

Agenda

DesignUpdate:

• Engineeringo Willbeginbuildingsingle-track,thenexpandtodouble-trackeventuallyo Singleanddoubletrackareascannotbedeterminedyetsincetheoperationsmodel is

stillbeingdevelopedo Typicalsectionswereviewed

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• Stationso Names

§ NorthlakeStationisnowCypressWatersStation§ RennerVillagestationisnowCoitStation§ UTDStationisnowUTDallasStation

o Locationandlength§ 350-footplatformtoaccommodateavehiclesimilartoTEXRail’sFLIRT§ Platformsapproximately24inchestall,similartovehiclesusedinFortWorth§ Sideandcenterplatformconceptswillbeused§ Conceptualarchitecturalrendering§ Stationplanviews

o Stationswithinfocusgrouparea§ TerminalBStation§ DFWNorthStation§ CypressWatersStation§ Willincorporatebothaverticalandhorizontalalignment

EnvironmentalUpdate:

• Documentationofexistingconditionsalongthecorridor:o Landuseo Parksandrecreationo Vegetationandwaterresourceso Historicresources

• NoiseMitigation:o A noise monitoring program has been initiated to characterize the existing noise

conditionsatrepresentativenoise-sensitivereceptorsalongtheCottonBeltCorridor§ Noise monitors were installed at 27 locations to collect 24-hour noise

measurementsalongthecorridor§ Noisemonitors were installed at 11 locations to collect short-term, one-hour

noisemeasurementsalongthecorridoro Finalnoiseanalysis cannotmove forwardunlessengineeringandoperationsmodeling

arecomplete;nextphasesinclude:§ Assesment§ Identificationimpacts(perFederalTransitAdministrationcriteria)§ Recommendmitigation§ Quietzonerecommendationsforresidentialareasalongthecorridor

TrafficUpdate:

• Trafficanalysisnotcomplete• GradeseparationneededatSandersLoop

RidershipUpdate:

• Comparisonofindividualstationridershiponopeningdayversusprojectedridershipin2040• Theprojectionsarebetteratpredictingoveralllineridershipthanindividualstationridership

CommunityIntegration:

• Community integration features such as fences, walls, trails and landscaping will beincorporatedintotheprojectsubsequenttoidentificationofimpactsandrequiredmitigation

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• DARTwillwork incooperationwiththeNorthCentralTexasCouncilofGovernmentsand localjurisdictionsforimplementationofcommunityintegrationfeaturesincluding:

o Soundwalls:§ Noiseimpactanalysiswilldeterminewherewallsarerequired§ DART will work in cooperation with local jurisdictions for consideration of

additionalwallso Trails:

§ Placeholdersinplacefortrailsinsomeraillinelocations§ DARTwillworkincooperationwithNCTCOG

PropertyAcquisition:

• Mustadheretofederalguidelineso Must followUniformRelocationsandRealPropertyActof1970–DARTwillofferand

payfairmarketvalueandrelocationbenefitstodislocatedbusinessesandresidentso Acquisitionscannotbediscusseduntilrecordofdecisiontomoveforwardasperceived

UpcomingCommunityOpenHouses:

• Monday,September18,2017,6:30p.m.DeWittPerryMiddleSchoolCafeteria1709EastBeltLineRoad,Carrollton,TX75006

• Wednesday,September20,2017,6:30p.m.RichardsonCivicCenter411WestArapahoRoad,Richardson,TX75080

• Monday,September25,2017,7:00p.m.ParkhillJuniorHighSchoolCafeteriA6500ShadyBankDrive,Dallas,TX75248

QuestionandAnswerSessionThefollowingquestionandanswerstatementsarefromtheopenforumpartoftheareafocusgroupmeetingheldThursday,Aug.31,2017.

MattSteer–CityofCoppellAreyougoingtohavepassingtracksanywhereevenifyouonlyhavejustasingletrack?

JohnHoppieYes,whenIsaywordslikedouble-trackandsingle-track,itensuresthatwewillhavesomeareasthathavepassingtrack.Allofourstationsaregoingtobedouble-track.TheCypressWatersStationwillprobablybealldouble-track.Ultimately,westillneedtomakedecisionsonwhethertohavesingleordoubletracksinareasandwe’renotthereyet.

TonySoto–Soto’sAutoHowwideofanareaisthedouble-trackpart?

JohnHoppieWe’relookingatapproximately100-footrightofway(ROW).

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TonySotoForbothtracks?

JohnHoppie:Yes.Itcanbenarrowedinsomeplacesdependingonthingssuchascurbsandjunctions.Rightnow,weareassuming100feet

TonySotoHowmanydieselhybridtrainsareyouusingrightnow?

JohnHoppie:Nonerightnow.

TomShelton:TheFastLightInnovativeRegionalTrain(FLIRT)vehiclesthatDARTislookingintopotentiallybeingusedalongtheCottonBelt,arebeingmanufacturedinSaltLakeCity,andthey’regoingtobetestingthemthereuntiltheyareshippedhere.

BudBeene–ParsonsIsitsimilartotheDCTAhere?

JohnHoppieIt’ssimilarandalittlebitlonger.Wearenotgoingtorunmorethanoneconcept.Wewillrunoneunitatatime.Wehaven’tselectedthevehicleyet.Wearenotallowedtosaythatthisisourvehicle.Wearegivingourplatformsalittlelongerlengthrightnowtoaccommodateifadifferentvehicleultimatelygetsselected.

MattSteerWillquietzoneshavewalls?

JohnHoppieTherecouldbewalls,butjustbecauseit’saquietzonedoesn’tmeantherehavetobewalls.

HuelonHarrison–LegacyResourceGroupWilltheupcomingopenhousebearepeatofthisparticularpresentation?

JohnHoppieNo,itwillbeanopenhouseandwillbemoreofalayoutdiscussion.Therewon’tbeaformalpresentation.

HuelonHarrisonWilltherebeaseparateprocurementprocessforwhenthetrailconfigurationcomesintoplay?

JohnHoppieWe’reidentifyingwherethetrailscangorightnow.SomeofitmaybepartofthefundingfortheCottonBeltProjectandsomeofitmaybeseparatelyfunded.Therewillneedtobealotofdiscussion,butwejustaren’tthereyet.Itmayevenbeseveralseparateprocurements.

VijayBorra–PropertyOwnerIstheCoppellSchoolDistrictlandbisectingtherailline?

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JohnHoppieYesitis.Theyownallofthis[showsareaonthemap],andtheyareawareofthis.

VijayBorraCanyoutellusmoreaboutthefundingforthisproject?

JohnHoppieOurboardismovingforwardwithanactiononSept.12tovoteonadebtresolutionforboththeDowntownSecondAlignment(D2Project)andtheCottonBeltProject.Theboardwantedtotiethetwoprojectstogetherasfarasthedebtresolutionsothatonewouldnotadvancewithouttheother.

VijayBorraSowhereareweatwithfundng?

JohnHoppieThere’sstillalottogo.We’restilllookingforaRailroadInfrastructureImprovementLoanthatwouldserveasthedebtthatwewouldbeincurring.It’sa$900millionloanthatwewouldgetfromtheFederalRailroadAdministration.WealsohavetheFederalTransitAdministration,whichTomcanexpandmoreon.Wehavealmost$1billioninRailroadRehabilitationandImprovementFinancing(RRIF)loans.Wehaveabout$100millionfromFTAandCOG.FormulaFundsareinthere,andlocalfunding.Ithasn’tbeenfullynegotiatedintothecities.Partofitcouldbethein-kindpayments–soourland–fromCoppellISDtoCoppell,couldbepartofthefundingthatCoppelliscontributingto.

LydiaGoulas–NorthlakeWoodlandsHOAThemoreyoutalk,themorequestionsIhave.Firstofall,youweretalkingaboutthegrading.Youtalkedaboutatypicalgradingandcross-sections.Whenwillyouknowspecifics?Yousaidwedon’tknowspecificsyet.

JohnHoppieWearenotshowingspecificsyet.Whenwehavethealignments,wecandocross-sectionsatanyparticularsite.

TomSheltonDoyouhaveaspecificquestionaboutthearea?

LydiaGoulas–NorthlakeWoodlandsHOAYes,rightbymyhouse.I’dliketoknowwhat’sgoingtohappenthere.

TomSheltonDoyoumindpullingupthesections?IdoapologizeIamnotquitefamiliarwithwhereyoulivesobarewithme,butitdoesdepend.AsJohnwasreferencing,therearetwopossibleconditions.Thereisonecalledtheinterimopeningyearconditionwhenweplantoopenthisproject-Dec.31,2022,andthenthereisafullbuildconditionatsomepointinthefuture.Inonescenario,dependinguponthelocationisthatwecouldinitiallyimplementasingletrack,ortherecouldbelocationswherewemightimplementdoubletrackevenintheinterimopeningyear.Wearedoingoperationsmodelingnowtodetermine

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that.Thatisprincipallybeingdeterminedbythefreightactivitythatexistsoutthereandhowthosewillcoexistoperationallywiththefreightandourpassengertrains.Thatisaprefacecontextforyou.WhatIwouldencourageyoutovisualizeisthinkingaboutlong-term.SotheDARTCottonBeltROWis100feet.wide.UltimatelytherewillbetwodoubletracksthatingeneralwouldbeinthecenteroftheROW.Thosetwotracksare16feetapart,soyoucandothemathhereforme.Theywouldbecentered.Fromthecenteroftheoutsidetracktotheright-of-waywouldresultin42feetwouldbethedistancebetweenthetrackandyourpropertyline.Now,insomelocationsit’shardtodistinguishinthefieldwherethisROWlineis.Theremightbeanalleyhere.Ifthere’snoalley,yourpropertylinecouldbesharedwiththat,butIdon’tknowyourspecificcondition.

JohnHoppieInLydia’scase,theexistingtrackisthenorthern-mostone.Thesecondtrackwouldbebuilttothesouthofthatawayfromyourproperty.Wewouldn’tbebuildinganycloserthanwheretheexistingtrackisnow.

LydiaGoulasOK,butwhataboutthewallandthetrail.Hasthatbeendetermined?

TomSheltonWehavenotdeterminedyetifandwherewewillbeputtingthewalls.Thatwouldbebasedonthenoiseanalysis,whichweareactuallydoingnowaswesitheretonight.

JohnHoppieFirstwe’redeterminingwhereit’srequired,andthenwewillbeworkingwiththecityonexactlywhereelsewewouldneedit.

TomSheltonAsyoucansee,ifthereisawall,it’s12feetfromthatdirection.Thenthetrailisoverhere(referencingimageonthescreen)

LydiaGoulasIgetthedimensions.Ijustdidn’tknowwhenwewillknowwhetherthere’sgoingtobeawallandatrail.

TomSheltonWeknewthatquestionwascoming.Whatwe’replanningforisournextsetofmeetingslikethiswouldlikelyoccurintheOctobertoNovembertimeframe.Itisourhopeandexpectationthatatthenextsetofmeetingswewillhavethosequestionsanswered,asfarasimpactsandmitigationtreatment.

LydiaGoulasInthemeantime,doIneedtobepushingtheCityofCoppellconcerningthewall?

TomSheltonYoucancertainlytakewhateveractionyouneedforyourproperty.

JohnHoppie[ShowspresentationslidethathasaerialofLydiaGoulas’neighborhood]Inyourcase,thereisan

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existingtrack.Thesecondtrackwillbeintheoutsideofthat.Thereisautilityright-of-waythroughthere.

LydiaGoulas–NorthlakeWoodlandsHOASothereisnowallthatcangointhatutilityright-of-way?

JohnHoppieThewallwouldbewithinourright-of-way.Wehavethisdistancefromthisexistingtrackwherethewallcouldgo.

GuestofTonySoto(nameunknown)Yousaidthatthecitywillcontactpropertiesalsoforthetrailthattheyaregoingtobuild?

JohnHoppieThat’smyunderstandingbutitstillhasn’tbeenfullyworkedout.TheyknowwheretheBillingsleyDevelopment’s(CypressWaters)trailisgoingtoend,andtheyknowwe’reproposingtobuildtrails.Therewilleventuallybeawalkthroughwithpublicworksonthismatter.

TonySotoSoreally,itisthecitythatmightputinthetrails?

JohnHoppieWe’regoingtobeworkingwiththecitiesinprovidingtheareawithinourright-of-wayforatrail.

LydiaGoulasCanyouconfirmthatthere’snogradeseparationatMacArthurBoulevardandBeltLineRoad.ThencanyoutellmeexactlywherethetrackisgoingtocrossoverBeltLineintoCypressWaters.

JohnHoppieYes,wecanconfirmthattherewillbenogradeseparationthere.ThetrackisgoingtocrossjustwestofMooreRoad,about100feettotheleftofit.

RobertWeatherford–CarterEstatesHOAWhenwillthedraftoftheEnvironmentalImpactStatementbecompleted?

JohnHoppieWeareplanningforDecember2017toJanuary2018.

LydiaGoulasIfyouhaveanopeningdateofDec.31,2022,doyouhaveabeginningdateofconstruction?

JohnHoppieWeareplanningtoadvancetoconstructioninspringof2018.Therewillbeadesignandreviewtimeframewherethetermisdirectlyoverthedesign-builder.Thenthedesign-buildconstructionwouldbegininthelastquarterof2019,wheretheywouldbedesigningandconstructionsimultaneouslyatthatpoint.

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LydiaGoulasIstherearoadmapthatsayswhereconstructionbegins?

TomSheltonThatwouldbelargelydrivenbythedesign-builderandhowtheychoosetosequencethejob.Theprojectspans26milesandthecontractorwilldecidewheretostartfirst,secondandthird.

JohnHoppieThereasonforthatistherewillbeabidbasedonthesequencingoftheproject.

TomSheltonThebeginningofconstructionwillcertainlybeadvertisedtothepublic.You’llhavefulladvancednoticeswhenconstructionisbeginninginyourarea.RosaRosteet,DARTCommunityEngagementRepresentative,doesagreatjobinadvertisingthat.

LydiaGoulasWhatarethechancesofitbeingafullthree-yearconstructionprojectbehindmyhouse?

JohnHoppieHighlyunlikely.

TomSheltonThatthree-yeardurationisfortheentire26miles.Itwon’tbethreeyearsinanyoneparticularlocation.Theymaycompleteonesectionandthenmoveoverthenextsection.

JohnHoppieNowletmeclarifythattheymaycompletesomegradingandclearinginonesection,andthengoaway.Theywillstopandtheneventuallycomeback.It’sgoingtobesporadic.Itisnotgoingtobethefullthreeyearsduration.Idoubtthatit’sgoingtobemorethanafewmonths.

TomSheltonSittinghereinthisplanningstage,wecan’ttellhowlongtheywillbebehindyourhouse,butrestassuredthatyou’llhaveplentyofadvancednoticeoncethat’sdetermined.

JohnHoppieRosawillbethepersontotalktoandknowthroughtheentiretyofthisproject.Shewillbeinvolvedfromnowuntilopeningday.

RosaRosteetWewillhavecommunitymeetingsfromnowuntilthedayweopen.Also,Johndidn’tmentionthis,butwealsohaveanArtandDesignProgram,whichwillbebroughtintoworkwitheachmunicipalityandhelpmakestationsspecifictoeachcommunity.Sowewillhaveadditionalmeetingsforthatandwewillgetapprovedtogethertohelpusdeterminehowthestationshouldlook.Therewillbesomethingsthatwillbesimilarfortherestofthestationsbutwillbeabletomakeacoupleofchangeshereandtheretoreflectthecommunity.Wewillhaveplentyofcommunitymeetingsandopenhousesaswegothroughthisprocess.

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BobbyFinken–LakesofCoppellHOAI’mjustcurious.HowmuchofthishaschangedsincetheexplosionofUberandLyft?Iamreallyconcernedaboutyournumbersthatyoudisplayedupthere.I’mahugeDARTfan.ItakeitfromCarrolltontoLoveFieldeventhoughIhavetotransfertoridethebus.IalsotakeittoDFWAirport.IgotonthetraintoDFWAirportandIwastheonlypersontogetonthattrain.Thisisintheafternoon,andIamsittingtheresayingthatthisisthefourthorfifthlargestairportinthecountryandnobodyisridingthelightrailto-and-fromit?IknowCottonBeltisbeingpushedbyAddisonandRichardson,whofeelthattheyhavenotgottentheirfairshareontheDARTfundsthattheysentin,butfromcapitalization,iftheridershipisnotthere…TellmewhereLyft/UberhashurttheridershiponDART,becauseobviouslyithas.

JohnHoppieActuallyIthinkitiscomplimentingtheridershiponDART.Rideshareissortofourlastandfirstmileconnections.Peoplewhotookbusestotrainshavehadsomeoneelsedropthemoffattrainsandpickthemup,arenowtakingUberandLyfttotrains.Theyarebeingeconomicalaboutit.WeareactuallyworkingwithUberandLyft,withToyotaonzipcars,andwe’reworkingwithbicycleprogramsinthatlastmileconnection–thoseareenhancementstothesystemmorethanever.

IhadadiscussiontheotherdaywhensomeonewasaskinghowUberandLyfthaveaffectedus.Idon’tthinkitsusagehasfullyaffectedusnow.OneofthefirstthingswedidwhenwefirststartedbuildingthelightrailsystemwasputitonalltheseKiss&Rideparkingspots.BudBeeneofParsons(inattendance)cantellyouthatweputinwaymorethanwhathewantedtodo.

TheCityofDallaswantedtoputin15atMockingbirdStation.Atthetime,theywereused,andnowwiththeprevalenceofcellphoneshaschangedthat.Whensomeonegotonatrain,theycouldcallsomeoneupandtellthemexactlywhentheyweregoingtobeatthestation.YoucandothesamethingwithUberandLyft.

Itisarangeoftimeofclockworkconnections.Sopeoplearen’twaitingattheKiss&Ridespotsforsomeonetoshowup.Nowtheyknowsomebodywillbethereanddonotneedthosespots.

BobbyFinkenSoyou’resayingthattheridershipnumberof7,600passnegers–isthatjustpeoplefromheregoingtoRichardson?HowmanypeoplewillweanticipatewillbedroppedoffatDFW?

JohnHoppieItisbasedonhome-basedworktrips.Soit’snottheairportpassengersthatareaccountedforinthissystem.It’sthepeoplewhoaregoingtoworkattheairport.Youknowsomeofthemarecaptured,butitdoesn’tcapturethespecialeventsasmuchasitcaptureshome-basedworktrips.

BobbyFinkenItookthatnumberanddivideditby15hours,dividedby3trainsanhour,anditcomesto175peopleanhour.IcanassureyouthatIhaveridenlightrailtoDFWmanytimesandtherearen’tanywherenearthisnumberofpeople.SoyouthinkmorepeoplearegoingtotakethislinethantheOrangeLine?Ijustthink

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thatwithallthepeopledowntownandallthepeoplelivinginuptown,willgiveyoualotmoretrafficthanthisonewould.Idohopethatitbecomeshighlysuccessful.

JohnHoppieThisisequivalentwithprettymuchwheretheTREoperates.TheseridershipnumbersarebasedontheNCTCOGmodel.Itdoesneedtobemodifiedandcalibrated,andwewillworkwithNCTCOGondoingthat,whichhastobeapprovedbytheFederalTransitAdministration.Thereisawholesciencethatgoesintoit.Icouldn’tbegintoexplain,butitisamodelthat’sacceptedbytheFederalTransitAdministration.

GuestofTonySoto(nameunknown)Aretheredifferentsectionsthataregoingtoopenupatdifferenttimes?

JohnHoppieThatisstilltobedetermined,butitcouldbethecase.Thiswillbepartofthedesign-buildprocess.Ifitdoesgetphased,itwouldlikelybeAddisongoingonedirectionortheother.Again,thathasnotbeendeterminedyet.

VijayBorraIsthereapossibilityforDARTtobuildasecondCypressWatersStationwheretheycancontinueusingaregulartrack?

JohnHoppieNo.Wewereonlyclearingforoneraillinerightnow.Wearenotadvocating,norhavethesupportfromourboardfortworaillines.

VijayBorraIfyou’refollowingthattimeline,whenwillprocurementprocessbegin?

JohnHoppieActuallytheyarestartingtheprocurementprocessnow.Idon’tknowexacttimelineforithowever.Wecannotstarttheprocurementforthelanduntilwehaveourrecordofdecisionwhichwillbeinthespringof2018.

GuestofTonySoto(nameunknown)Isthatgoingtobethetimeofthedesignperiod?

JohnHoppieYes,therewillbesomeoverlapthere,butwecannotdoituntilwehavefederalapprovalanduntilwecoveredallofourenvironmentalmatters.Wealsohavetoshowthatwehavesufficientfundingfortheproject.

VijayBorraMyissueisthatrightnow,youcannotbuildanythingonmyland.Ican’treallygototheCityofCoppellandasktobuildastripcenteroranything.

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JohnHoppieIfyouconsideryourselfathardship,wecanstarttalkingtoyouandIcangetyouintouchwithourrealestatedepartment.WewouldhavetoworkwiththeFederalTransitAdministrationtodoahardshippurchaseatthispoint.That’ssomethingthatcouldbedone,howeveritwouldprobablytakeaslongtogetthroughthatprocessasitwouldtowaitandsee,butifyouwanttodothatwecantalkaboutit.

VijayBorraMyproblemis,Idon’tknowifyouhavethefunding,andifIgototheCityofCoppell,theywilllikelysaythatthisisaproposedDARTpropertyandtheyarenotgoingtobefavorablewithadecisiontogivemeabuildingpermit.Wehavebeenwaitingforthisprojectforseveralyears.

JohnHoppieYeswetalkedtoyouin2010.

MattSteerIstheFLIRTtechnologymuchquieterthanlightrail?

JohnHoppieActually(referencesnoisegraphic),I’mlookinghereandtheDARTlightrailtrain,withtheleghthof50feet,isatabout80decibels.TheDCTAisatabout79decibels,whichisaboutthesameprofileastheproposedCottonBeltvehicle.TheFLIRTwillprobablybeslightlyquieterthanthat.

MattSteerIsitfaster?

JohnHoppieItcangoabout65milesperhour.Onaregulardayitwilllikelytravel35milesperhour.

RobertWeatherfordAreyouconsideringaquietzoneattheexistingraillineatDentonTapasapossiblenoisemitigationstep?

JohnHoppieThat’sstilltobedetermined.It’snotpartofourprojectbutitmightbepartoftheoverallcity’smitigation.Itwasn’tintheirresolution,butwehavehaddiscussionsaboutitanditcouldbeoneconsideration.

GuestofTonySoto(nameunknown)Didn’tyousayitwasgoingtobeelevatedthereatDentonTapandBeltLineRoad?

JohnHoppieTheCottonBeltlinewillbe,buttheexistingcrossingisnot.

SteveJohnson–CreekviewHOARegardingthefunding–didyousaythatonSept.12theboardwillvotefortheD2andtheCottonBelttogether?

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JohnHoppieTheywillbejoiningthemtogetherinordertogetthefundingresolved.Theywillbeapprovingtheminthesameresolution,buttheyremainseparateprojects.

SteveJohnson–CreekviewHOASoifbothgetdeclinedthenbothwillfail?

JohnHoppieYes.Soifthere’soppositioninoneandagreementontheother,therewillhavetobesomegiveandtakethere.

RosaRosteetThankyouforyourquestions.Wewillbearoundtoansweranymoreafterthismeeting.Weencourageyoutoattendoneorallthreeoftheopenhousesthatwehavecomingup.Beonthelookoutforanelectroniccopyofthisinformationsoyoucansharethiswithyourhomeandneighborhoodassociations.

RobertWeatherford–CarterEstatesHOAWilltherebeacopyoftheseslidesavailable?

JohnHoppieTherewillbeacopyoftheseslidesonlinethatwillbepostedafterourfinalareafocusgroupmeetinginSeptember.

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• Design Update• Alignment/Cross-section/Stations

• Environmental Update– Documentation of Existing Conditions

• Traffic Update• Ridership• Community Integration• Property Acquisition• Community Open Houses

Agenda

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Design Update: Engineering

Revised Drawings: (Double Track Scenario)• Horizontal alignment• Vertical alignment• Typical sections

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Cotton Belt CorridorArea Focus Group (AFG)DFW Airport/Coppell/Cypress WaterAugust 31, 2017

John Hoppie, Capital Planning

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Design Update: Stations

Revised Station Location and Length (350-foot)• Side Platform Concept• Center Platform Concept• Conceptual Architectural Rendering• Station Plan Views

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Design Update: Stations

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Design Update: Stations

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Design Update: Stations

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Focus Area Alignment/Stations

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DFW North Alignment/Station

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DFW North Station

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Cypress Waters Alignment/Station

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Cypress Waters Alignment/Station

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Cypress Waters Station

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Orange LineTEX Rail/

Cotton Belt

Terminal AOrange LineLRT Station

Terminal BRegional Rail

Station

DFW Airport Alignment/Station

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Focus Area Grade Separations

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Environmental Update

Documentation of Existing Conditions• Land Use• Parks and Recreation• Vegetation and Waters Resources• Historic Resources

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Traffic UpdateSTREET CROSSING

LOCATION *(DFW/Coppell/

Cypress Waters AFG) CITY ANALYSIS RESULTSMITIGATIONREQUIRED

South Belt Line Road Coppell

The northbound queue length extends beyond the Airline Drive intersection during the evening peak hour and the southbound queue length extends beyond the

Southwestern Blvd intersection during the morning peak hour. Analysis reconfirms need for grade

separation of S. Belt Line Road.

YES

* No other crossing in focus area meets grade separation warrants

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A noise monitoring program has been initiated to characterize the existing noise conditions at representative noise-sensitive receptors along the Cotton Belt Corridor.• Noise Monitors* were installed at

27 locations to collect long-term (24- hour) noise measurements along the corridor.

• Noise Monitors* were installed at 11 locations to measure short-term noise (1 hour).

*Noise Monitors were NTi Audio model XL2 that conform to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard S1.4 for Type 1 (Precision) sound level meters

Noise Methodology

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• Assessment• Identification of Impacts (Per FTA Criteria)• Recommend Mitigation • Generally Quiet Zones will be recommend along

the most of the corridor

Noise - Next Phase

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STATION NAME

DAILY RIDERSHIP

Opening Day 2040DFWIA AB Terminal Station 1,200 1,200North DFW Station 800 1,300Cypress Waters Station 200 900Downtown Carrollton Station 1,000 2,000Addison Station 1,000 1,700Knoll Trail Station 500 600Preston Rd Station 300 500Coit Rd Station 600 700UT Dallas Station 700 900CityLine/Bush Station 1,000 1,40012th Street Station 200 300Shiloh Station 400 700

Total 7,900 12,200

Cotton Belt Ridership

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Community IntegrationCommunity Integration features such fences, walls, trails, landscaping, etc. will be incorporated into the project subsequent to identification of impacts and required mitigation.• DART will work in cooperation with NCTCOG and local

jurisdictions for implementation community integration features.

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Noise

• Noise impact analysis will determine where sound walls are required.

• DART will work in cooperation with local jurisdictions for consideration of additional walls

• Quiet Zones will be recommend at residential areas along corridor

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Residential Adjacency

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Trails

Trails:• DART will work in cooperation with NCTCOG and

local jurisdictions for implementation of trails along corridor

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Cotton Belt Regional Trail (NCTCOG)

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Cypress Waters Trail

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City of Coppell Resolution June 13, 2017The City of Coppell fully supports … the Cotton Belt Rail line throughout Coppell … which would incorporate a Southern reconfiguration to provide a station in the Northlake / Cypress Water Campus subject to:

• Grade separation at South Belt Line Road• Quiet zones… (Throughout Coppell)• Sound walls and other noise attenuation elements along

the route adjacent to single family residential areas…• Trail by Rail segments along … route…

Community Integration

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Cypress Waters Trail

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Coppell• Analyzing extending Cypress Waters Trail north on

Sanders Loop then west on Southwestern.DART • Analyzing Cotton Belt Trail in corridor west of Freeport

and east of Fairway

Potential Trail Configuration

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Potential Trail Configuration

CB ROWCampion

CypressWatersTrails

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Property Acquisitions

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Acquisition must adhere Federal guidelines regarding acquisition and relocation assistance including the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970.

• Fair market value • Relocation benefits are provided

for all dislocated businesses and residents (owner occupants and tenants)

Property Acquisitions

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Cypress Waters Trail

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Open HousesMonday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m.DeWitt Perry Middle School Cafeteria1709 East Belt Line Road, Carrollton, TX 75006(Parking and entrance off Warner Street)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m.Richardson Civic Center411 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080

Monday, September 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m.Parkhill Junior High School Cafeteria16500 Shady Bank Drive, Dallas, TX 75248

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Notice of DART Community Open Houses

Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor ProjectYou are invited to attend a community open house to review the progress of the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor Project. DART, in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the impacts and benefits of passenger rail service on the 26-mile long Cotton Belt Corridor from DFW International Airport to Plano. Open house displays will include: • Updated alignment drawings and station layout;• Results of Traffic/Grade Separation Analysis; and • Identification of existing conditions along the corridor including, parks, cultural

resources, land uses, etc. This series of open house meetings will focus on existing conditions along the corridor and information learned in the data collection phase of the project. Future public meetings will focus on corridor impacts and mitigation.

Dates & Locations

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m.DeWitt Perry Middle School Cafeteria

1709 East Belt Line Road, Carrollton, TX 75006 (Parking and entrance off Warner Street)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m.Richardson Civic Center

411 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080

Monday, September 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m.Parkhill Junior High School Cafeteria

16500 Shady Bank Drive, Dallas, TX 75248

For More InformationPlease visit DART.org/cottonbelt or contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2522.

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Flip Chart NotesCypress Waters / DFW / Coppell

Area Focus Group MeetingThursday, Aug. 31, 2017