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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles
Mark A. Ball

July 24, 2019

DART Service Changes Coming August 12

The North Texas region has evolved and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has too. To better meet the needs of our customers, beginning August 12, many of DART's bus routes will be improved to get you to your destination quicker and easier.

The goal during service changes this summer is to provide more logical and more direct routes, which will improve connections and service for the entire system. Customers will now have expanded service hours on weekdays and weekends, more frequency for some routes and better on-time arrivals with DART's new adjusted schedules.

The addition of 41 New Flyer XN-40, CNG-fueled buses to the existing fleet will support DART's goal of increased frequency and improved service. Enhanced features on the new buses include USB ports located at each seat that allows customers to charge their electronic devices while riding, larger interior InfoTransit monitors and flush-mounted tinted windows.

Look for new timetables and schedules before Monday, August 12. Customers can go online to DART.org/zoom or transporteDART.org, or call DART Customer Service at 214.979.1111, for additional details on route adjustments.

Bus Routes
Modifications are being made to improve on-time arrivals and departures to routes 11, 81/82, 111, 350, 428, 504, 513, 536, 541, 571 and 841. Minor schedule changes will be seen on routes 110, 161, 410, 372, 451, 452, 486 and 502.

Several routes have new schedules and slight changes to help make connections with bus and rail easier with reduced wait times. Those routes include 52, 206, 208, 210, 278, 283 and 426.

A new Parkland shuttle, Route 706, will connect remote UT Southwestern Medical Center employees with other medical district facilities as well as the train system. It will operate weekdays, every 20 minutes, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bus routes 404, 409, 466, 467 and 583 will experience DART's newly adopted service standards which created a new category of bus routes upgraded to rail standards. That means 15-minute service during peak times, 20 minutes midday, 20-30 minutes other times, and with hours of service improved to run from about 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Route Restructuring
Changes to several routes are designed to straighten, simplify and/or improve access. Areas affected include West Dallas, Oak Cliff, the Medical District, Northeast Dallas and South Dallas, and include routes 52, 59, 161, 404, 409, 426, 428, 453, 466, 502, 547 and 583.

Express Routes
Following extensive customer feedback, a series of changes will be implemented on the six express routes serving downtown Dallas. The changes eliminate "loops," which have hindered schedule reliability, while extending service into new employment areas such as Uptown and Cedars. Expect slight schedule adjustments to routes 205, 206, 208, 210, 278 and 283.

GoLink Expanded Service
Paul Quinn College will be added to the current Inland Port zone and Collin College-Spring Creek Campus will be added to the current North Central Plano/Chase Oaks zone for both GoLink and UberPool services.

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