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September 13, 2022
DART Announces Changes to Bus and GoLink Services Beginning September 26
DART continues to closely monitor both the New Bus Network and evolving GoLink on-demand system to provide prompt response to customer feedback and maintain safe and dependable service. Below are a number of improvements and adjustments which have occurred since the most recent service change. Some of these changes have already taken effect or will become effective on Monday, September 26, 2022. For more information about these changes, please visit dart.org/servicechange.
Bus Route Changes
DART Bus Route 45 (Marsalis)
To provide more direct service to Camp Wisdom Station, buses operating outbound will continue on University Hills Boulevard, turn left on Camp Wisdom Road to Patrol Way and into the station. Service inbound to downtown Dallas will travel over the same route in reverse. Routing on Concetro, Lazy River, Sax Leigh, Troyglen and Firebird will be discontinued. A minor schedule change will also occur.
DART Bus Route 224 (I-30 Broadway) and Route 383 (Lake Ray Hubbard Transit Center Express)
All trips between Lake Ray Hubbard Transit Center and downtown Dallas were modified to travel over Green Belt, Duck Creek and Broadway, as of August 1, 2022, re-establishing service to the Walmart Supercenter and other businesses in the Broadway/Interstate 30 area.
NOTE: Only Route 224 will be serving these facilities, as Route 383 will be operating non-stop.
DART Bus Route 230 (Irving Blvd. DFW)
Following a temporary relocation at the DFW Airport Rental Car Center, the northern terminus of Route 230 (previously 408) was returned to DFW's nearby Remote South Parking Lot during summer of 2022.
DART Bus Route 436 (Parkland Empire Central Shuttle)
On August 17, 2022, Parkland Shuttle Route 436 was discontinued, ending a long-standing agreement between Parkland and DART to provide service for patients and staff. Pending the outcome of a September 27 public hearing, Routes 434 and 435 may cease operation as well, effective October 31. UT-Southwestern shuttles 422 and 423 continue to serve the district, along with 7-day-a-week DART Routes 1, 23, 57, 101, 213, 219, 222 and 230.
DART Bus Route 442 (SMU Blue Express Shuttle)
On August 1, in conjunction with the fall semester, SMU replaced the Bush Library/Meadows Museum shuttle service with a new campus circulator, named the "Blue Express." Buses on the new route travel basically in an outer loop, serving 14 stops between the East and Main campuses on a half-hourly schedule, weekdays between 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. The 442 number has been retained in the DART system for easy access to service information and updates.
NOTE: Service to the Bush and Meadows facilities remains available from SMU/Mockingbird Station on the current Route 440-SMU Express, which has also been given the designation "Red Express" to complement the new Blue route as a campus circulator service.
Bus Schedule Adjustments
The following routes will have minor schedule changes, and in some cases, a slight timepoint adjustment. For the most up-to-date information, please obtain new timetables dated September 26, 2022, for: Routes 13, 45, 218, 222, 230, 232 and 235.
Bus Bay Modifications
Installation of a new sidewalk has reduced the number of bus bays to three. Revised bay assignments place Route13-downtown Dallas in Bay 1, Route 13-MLK, Jr. Station in Bay 2, Paratransit and Rail Disruption Shuttle in Bay 3. Route 216 continues to serve the station from Elsie Faye Heggins Street.
Addison Transit Center
To improve traffic flow and ease vehicle congestion, the following bus bay changes were implemented during the summer of 2022. Two new bus bays — 12 and 13 — were added outside the Center on westbound Arapaho Road. Route 227 now occupies Bay 12 and Route 235 boards at Bay 13. These changes are considered temporary, as the facility awaits renovation in conjunction with the arrival of Silver Line regional rail service.
Keller Springs Zone
In response to customer requests, service has been extended beyond the northern zone boundaries to the Walmart at 18121 Marsh Lane @ Frankford Road (Dallas, TX 75287).
Preston Hollow Zone
To reestablish service along the Dennis Road corridor, this zone has been extended three quarters of a mile to the west, providing these customers new access to Royal Lane Station, the transfer island to Park Cities GoLink at Marsh Lane and Northwest Highway, and the Walmart at Marsh and Midway Road. The addition expands the zone to 9.22 square miles and is bordered by Webb Chapel Road, Jerridee Circle, Grissom Lane and Allister Street. This change adds GoLink service to Sierra Vista Apartments, Northaven Park Apartments, and Northaven Terrace Apartments.
Service levels on these and all other GoLink zones will continue to be carefully monitored and updated, based on performance and rider feedback.
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