A Greater Plan
In the heart of Dallas and Fort Worth, the Crossroads DFW site is ideally positioned in the center of the most visited region in Texas. Located between DFW International Airport and Dallas' Love Field, there are a combined 2,728 daily flights, allowing access to every major city in the continental US, as well as an abundance of connecting flights to and from major destinations. That puts New York and Los Angeles just a three-hour flight from nearby DFW International Airport. Add another 30 minutes of flying time, and you can be in Mexico City or Montreal.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located only 8 miles from the development site. One of America's busiest airports, Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport handles a large number of domestic flights and international connections to and from Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. Dallas Love Field Airport, only 7.4 miles away, provides over 100 daily flights to 17 domestic US destinations.
The redeveloped site will enjoy being the centerpiece of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The development will be in the geographic center of Texas’ largest population center. Sitting at the crossroads of State Highway 114, State Highway 183, loop 12, and just minutes from Interstate Highway 35-E, the site will be less than 35 minutes from anywhere in the Metroplex.
With more than 732,000 cars passing the site on a daily basis, the development district is the third busiest in Dallas-Fort Worth. A comprehensive infrastructure master plan for the roads, bridges and light rail line that will serve the district in its next evolution is actively underway. More than $700 million in transportation investment is already committed for the immediate area for the expansions of Highways 183 and 114, as well as Loop 12, to include light rail, bridge reconstruction, roads, ramps and more.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Access to the vibrant site is paramount. The development will enjoy unparalleled convenience because of its location in the center of Dallas and Fort Worth. One of the key components of the development’s success will be the easy access to the area’s local mass transit system, DART. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit System covers 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
DART serves the transportation needs of Dallas and the surrounding cities with 130 bus routes, 44 miles of light rail system (DART Rail), 31 miles of freeway with High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (HOV) and a Paratransit service for the disabled and elderly. DART also runs jointly, with Fort Worth transportation authority, the 35-mile Trinity Railway Express (TRE). This is a commuter railway system connecting downtown Dallas and Fort Worth with stops in the middle of these cities and DFW International Airport.
DART Rail Expansion
The light rail system is due to double in length by 2014 for a total of 93 miles. A major extension will be the 17.5-mile northwest extension connecting downtown Dallas with Dallas Medical/Market Center, Love Field airport and the cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton; this project is an extension of the Green Line with an estimated cost of $850 million. In addition, a 13-mile branch will extend to the west and connect to the University of Dallas, the Las Colinas Urban Center in North Irving and DFW International Airport; this will be part of the new Orange Line. Also a 10.2-mile southeast extension of the Green Line will connect Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, South Dallas and Pleasant Grove.
DART Bus System
DART operates more than 130 bus routes covering 13 cities and 700 square miles. Its fleet of nearly 800 buses is powered by either clean diesel or liquefied natural gas (LNG). The buses are equipped with comfortable seating, climate control systems designed for the Texas heat and high-tech features such as audio and digital route announcement systems, wheelchair lifts and kneeling capability to accommodate customers with disabilities.