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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 2022 Operating Budget$580.4 million
FY 2022 Capital and Non-Operating Budget$841.9 million
FY 2022 Employees3,762
FY 2022 Sales Tax Revenue$610 million
FY 2021 Systemwide Ridership (all modes)36.1 million
Total Bus Fleet692
Bus Transit Centers/Transfer Centers/Transfer Locations/Park-and-Rides14
Number of Bus Stops6,878
FY 2021 Bus Ridership20.1 million
Light Rail System Length93 miles
Number of Light Rail Stations 65
Total Light Rail Fleet163
FY 2021 Light Rail Ridership14.5 million
Commuter Rail System Length (Trinity Railway Express)33.8 miles
Number of Commuter Rail Stations10
Total Commuter Rail Fleet9 locomotives, 17 bi-level coaches,
8 bi-level cab cars
FY 2021 Commuter Rail Ridership795,300
Dallas Streetcar (City of Dallas owned) System Length2.4 miles
Number of Dallas Streetcar Stations6
Total Dallas Streetcar Fleet4
FY 2021 Dallas Streetcar Ridership 145,400
FY 2021 Vanpool Ridership31,200
FY 2021 Paratransit Ridership571,300
Number of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and Managed Lanes **Managed by TxDOT
Number of HOV and Managed Lane MilesManaged by TxDOT
FY 2021 HOV Commuter TripsDiscontinued collecting data beginning 2015

** 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.

Revised 3/31/22
Source: DART Reference Book (March 2022, Version 13.0)

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