--Cotton Belt +$108mm to $1.243bn
1) Double track was included? Double counting?
2) Dart board member did not know
--Annualize 1st day free ridership, not reasonable. Texrail ridership collapsed
--Minimize negative impact to community. DART does not communicate effectively with the community impacted.
City of Dallas Resolution
1) DART Considered
2) DART Non-Compliant
--Interlocal not signed
--MPH keep changing
--Hillcrest & McCallum (non-engineers calc'd 22 feet below would not work, why did the engineers think it could?)
--$2,000 shrub is conservative?
--Not Post Betterment Videos.
--Will not provide Line of Sight, etc.
--Residents want Trees vs Walls?
--MPH - DART changes answers
--DART had 29 emails out of 200+, is this why they restarted 1st round of betterment meetings?
---Projects cost +$108 million to $1.24bn? Dart board member did not know why?
--Revenue $3.5 million vs $44 million operating & interest cost? How ever pay back the loans?
--I still calculate $33 cost per RIDE! $44 million / 1.35 million annual rides per FEIS.
--Defers Answers to Final Design
--Defers Resident Input!
---Line of Sight Will Not Answer, WHY?
---Line of Sight - some residents could have no wall but live at the crossings. 60-90 times a day hear the crossing bells!
--MPH 79 MPH per FEIS while Gordon says 35 MPH average. This make no sense when looking at FEIS charts.
--Safety - DART wants to educate kids at schools although some schools will get 6' chain link fence (not safe).
--Safety - DART - How about you directly target the people impacted instead of outsource it?
--MPH - Changing calculations.
Ex-the dwell time, trains average ~57 MPH vs DART 43 MPH.
--DART says someone might not choose a Wall. How fast is a train going?
--Diesel Train - Not good for neighborhood with kids.
--Freight - not allowed in North Dallas, but rest of track. Scary
--Hillcrest Road - Train now elevated, they changed just like that.
--Knoll station - no parking!