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Facts about Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is a regional transit agency authorized under Chapter 452 of the Texas Transportation Code and was created by voters and funded with a one-cent local sales tax on August 13, 1983. The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, and University Park.

Geographic Service Area13 cities, 700 square miles
FY 2017 Operating Budget$494.9 million
FY 2017 Capital Budget$289.1 million
FY 2017 Debt Service Budget$191.5 million
FY 2017 Total Budget$975.5 million
FY 2017 Budgeted Positions3,775
FY 2016 Actual Operating Expenses$469.3 million
FY 2016 Sales Tax Revenue$545.1 million
FY 2016 Systemwide Ridership (all modes)67.2 million passenger trips - no HOV ridership reported for FY 2016
Total Bus Fleet652
Number of Transit Centers9 (2 passenger transfer locations)
Number of Bus Stops11,973
FY 2016 Bus Ridership (includes Charter)33.7 million passenger trips
Light Rail System Length93 miles
Number of Light Rail Stations 64
Total Light Rail Fleet163
FY 2016 Light Rail Ridership 29.8 million passenger trips
Commuter Rail System Length (Trinity Railway Express)34 miles
Number of Commuter Rail Stations10
Total Commuter Rail Fleet9 locomotives, 17 bi-level coaches,
8 bi-level cab cars, 13 rail diesel cars
FY 2016 Commuter Rail Ridership2.1 million passenger trips
Number of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and Managed Lanes **Managed by TxDOT
Number of HOV and Managed Lane MilesManaged by TxDOT
FY 2016 HOV Commuter TripsDiscontinued collecting data beginning 2015
FY 2016 Vanpool Ridership792,000 passenger trips
FY 2016 Paratransit Ridership810,330 passenger trips

** In 2012, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) assumed from DART responsibility for operations, maintenance and enforcement of the regional system of high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes as it transitioned to tolled managed lanes. DART remains a capital funding partner in the I-635 HOV/Managed Lanes currently under construction by TxDOT. DART is permitted to continue reporting HOV usage (i.e. ridership) and the revenue miles from DART's operation of buses on the HOV lanes within its service area to continue receiving the associated FTA formula funds that support DART's ongoing transit operations.

Revised 3/14/17

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