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Between DART service optimization and deciding the fate of I-345, Dallas has big of decisions to make. The right consultant, who understands accurate framing of planning issues, could help choose a route that best serves Dallasites.
October 26, 2020, 12pm PDT
One of the best tools for understanding the consequences and potential of transit planning has been recently updated.
June 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Dallas-area transit agency is partnering with other agencies to study driverless buses and their role in the future of transit systems.
March 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
The agency’s director wants to change the city’s transportation priorities and provide more mobility options to residents.
December 2, 2018, 5am PST
It was a big week for long-awaited transit funding from the Federal Transit Administration.
July 15, 2018, 7am PDT
Development around the University of Texas at Dallas is already complete in anticipation of a commuter rail line scheduled for completion in 2022.
March 7, 2018, 1pm PST
Arlington is the first large city in the nation to ditch public transit for a private ride-sharing service. A pilot program operated by Via Transportation has operated successfully since launching service in December, charging riders $3.
November 22, 2017, 10am PST
The DART Board of Directors has ordered the expansion of police and security patrols at transit stations in Dallas, while also considering investments in new surveillance technology on light rail lines.
November 7, 2017, 12pm PST
An Dallas Morning News editorial suggests DART spending should favor bus service over train service to make more efficient use of its funds.
October 24, 2017, 9am PDT
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have produced a scathing report on the inadequacies of public transit in Dallas.
June 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
An advocate for the Cotton Belt line to connect Dallas with suburbs to the north is tired of the project taking a backseat to the transit interests of the urban core.
May 27, 2017, 5am PDT
The city of Irving, a suburb of the city of Dallas, will soon add a $1 billion mixed-use development, complete with a light rail station.
October 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Dallas City Council picked a side with regard to the D2 line (it prefers a subway to above ground light rail) and the proposed Cotton Belt line (it can wait).
August 30, 2016, 11am PDT
The expanded Dallas Streetcar began service the Bishop Arts District this week, an expansion of three-quarters-of-a-mile beyond the original route.
August 24, 2016, 6am PDT
Downtown Dallas could have an embarrassment of riches on its hands, if it figures out how to make plans for a Downtown streetcar coordinate well with a new Downtown light rail route.
August 1, 2016, 6am PDT
Officials would like to speed up the arrival of the Cotton Belt—a planned rail line connecting Dallas to Plano—but that might require sacrificing service.
May 17, 2016, 9am PDT
The changes to DART's fare system will target improvements in the user experience for residents without bank accounts or enough cash to buy monthly passes—i.e., some of the people who need transit most.
March 18, 2015, 9am PDT
In Dallas poorer people often rely on transit, a familiar pattern throughout the United States. But when car ownership grants access to opportunity, this can be a problem.
September 24, 2014, 12pm PDT
After expanding its light rail system until it was the largest system in the United States, Dallas Area Rapid Transit still finds itself struggling to attract cities to join the agency, even as rival agencies are emerging as competitors.
August 13, 2013, 11am PDT
30 years ago, voters in North Texas approved a sales tax to fund the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system based on promises of reducing congestion, spurring development and sustainable funding. Has the system met its goals? Depends who you ask.