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Rosalyn Edmonds
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Username: Resident2004

Post Number: 5
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 02:32 pm:   

Is there mass transit in the near future for Frisco? Briefly, what's our city's view on this subject?


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Ricky Wilkins
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Username: Rickywilkins

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 11:34 am:   

With gas prices soaring, is there any discussion about the city of Frisco becoming a member of DART?
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 193
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 09:09 am:   

Ms. Edmonds and Mr. Wilkins,

There are a number of mass transit options that the City of Frisco is looking into not only because of the price of gas, but because we believe that mass transit is an important piece of overall mobility within the City and the region. DART is one option, the Denton County Transportation Authority (of which the City of Frisco is a member) is exploring options, and we are planning now for the possibility of commuter rail in the future. Any of these options, however, are very long-term solutions.

In addition, the City of Frisco does offer a local bus service through CCART. Go to http://www.friscotexas.gov/ccart/ for more details, route maps, and schedules.

Jason Gray
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B M
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Username: Bsmac25

Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 01:27 pm:   

Would this be a commuter rail to downtown along The Tollway or connecting service to the existing rail along Central?
 

Jason Gray, Assistant City Manager
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Username: Jason

Post Number: 142
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 07:46 pm:   

BM-

We are evaluating all reasonable options. No specific route has been chosen.

Thanks-

Jason Gray
Assistant City Manager
 

Brent Hughes
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Username: Solidgold

Post Number: 3
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Monday, October 17, 2005 - 02:53 pm:   

What does the expected timeline look like for this? From development to construction to opening?
 

Jason Gray, Assistant City Manager
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Username: Jason

Post Number: 146
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 12:43 pm:   

Brent-

As we are simply evaluating options, no timelines have been set. Again, this is a long term project and will not be coming in the near term.

Thanks-
 

Paul Sukhu
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Username: Paul_s

Post Number: 6
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 11:21 am:   

I know Frisco is eligible to join DART since it is adjacent to Plano, a DART member. What is the process for having a DART election in Frisco?

It would be nice to have express buses from a Frisco transit center to Richardson, Los Colinas, Downtown, DFW Airport, etc.
 

Jason Gray, Assistant City Manager
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Username: Jason

Post Number: 148
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 01:40 pm:   

Paul-

The process would include calling an election to dissolve the Community Development Corporation and the Economic Development Corporation (both are funded by a 1/2 cent in sales taxes) and then calling for an election to join DART. Because the sales tax rate is capped by the state at 8.25%, and because Frisco is at that rate, the City Council and the community would have to vote to free-up the 1 cent that would then go to DART. Today that investment from Frisco would equal about $17 million per year.

This is all part of the process of evaluating all available options.

Thanks-

Jason Gray
Assistant City Manager

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