Business Case for
the A-Train

Denton County, TX

Overview

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) engaged the Antero Group to analyze the fiscal impact of the A-train’s presence in Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex.

The A-Train is a commuter rail line that connects the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system (DART) to Denton County, one of the fastest growing counties in the country.

The results indicated hundreds of millions of dollars of benefits in real estate development, reduced transportation costs, and business attraction.

Outcomes
  • Antero Group evaluated how the A-train is positioned relative to peer systems to analyze how it compares to larger national trends
  • The final report demonstrated the tax benefits and increased development opportunities that have and may result from continued investments in the A-train corridor
  • This report has been used by elected representatives and municipal staff to make the case for transit investments and has been covered in local media outlets