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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 2021 Operating Budget$542.4 million
FY 2021 Capital and Non-Operating Budget$647 million
FY 2021 Employees3,748
FY 2021 Sales Tax Revenue$583.8 million
FY 2020 Systemwide Ridership (all modes)50.1 million
Total Bus Fleet692
Bus Transit Centers/Transfer Centers/Transfer Locations/Park-and-Rides14
Number of Bus Stops10,325
FY 2020 Bus Ridership27.7 million
Light Rail System Length93 miles
Number of Light Rail Stations 65
(Hidden Ridge Station opened April 12, 2021)
Total Light Rail Fleet163
FY 2020 Light Rail Ridership20.1 million
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
FY 2020 Commuter Rail Ridership1.3 million
Dallas Streetcar (City of Dallas owned) System Length2.4 miles
Number of Dallas Streetcar Stations6
Total Dallas Streetcar Fleet4
FY 2020 Dallas Streetcar Ridership 189,400
FY 2020 Vanpool Ridership309,700
FY 2020 Paratransit Ridership643,800
Number of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and Managed Lanes **Managed by TxDOT
Number of HOV and Managed Lane MilesManaged by TxDOT
FY 2020 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 3/31/21
Source: DART Reference Book (March 2021, Version 12.0)

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