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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

August 29, 2011

DART to hold hearing for new bus service in Mesquite

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will receive comments on a proposal to contract with the City of Mesquite to operate express bus feeder service during a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. in the DART Board Room at Akard Station.

Under the proposal, buses would operate every 30 minutes Monday through Friday during rush hours between Hanby Stadium in Mesquite and Lawnview Station on the DART Rail Green Line. A DART System Fare would be charged. A $7 Day Pass would allow transfers to all other DART services, plus the TRE as far as CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. DART would collect and retain all fares. Mesquite would cover all operating and capital costs, plus maintain the park and ride at Hanby.

The DART Board will consider introduction of the service and an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with Mesquite involving a three-year contract with two one-year options and cost review clauses later this year.

For more information, contact DART Community Affairs at 214.749.2543.

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