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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles
Mark A. Ball

July 8, 2020

DART Approves Public Hearing on Service Restoration

Board members at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) have given the green light to move forward with an August 11 public hearing on a service restoration plan.

The agency implemented modified weekday services on the bus and rail system on April 6 after steep ridership declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trinity Railway Express (TRE) services were reduced in March.

DART's board was briefed Tuesday, July 7, on plans to accept input on several options including:

  • adjusted frequencies for seven bus routes and light rail service,
  • restoration of normal weekday bus service levels on 25 routes,
  • discontinuing, modifying or replacing nine low performing bus routes,
  • continuation of emergency service levels on at least 48 bus routes,
  • creation of two new GoLink zones, and
  • a phased restoration of service levels on up to 40 bus routes based upon a ridership trigger, with ridership increases expected as pandemic conditions ease and riders return to the system.
Final board approval is planned for September with implementation of the new FY21 Service Restoration Plan scheduled for Monday, October 19.

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