DALLAS — The North Central Texas Council of Governments is considering funding for a proposed $1.4 billion commuter rail line from southwest Fort Worth to the north Dallas suburb of Plano.

The 62-mile line along an existing freight route known as the Cotton Belt would include stops at DFW International Airport. In hopes of accelerating the project from its original target date of 2030, engineers and planners hope to break ground in 2013, according to Michael Morris, transportation director for NCTCOG and its transportation planning organization known as the Regional Transportation Council.

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