Dallas Transit

Tensions Rise Between Dallas and Rapid Transit Agency

The city is accusing DART of mismanagement of tax revenue that the agency had pledged to return to the city for infrastructure investments.

March 15, 2023 - D Magazine


Dallas Bus System Overhaul Rolling Out in January. Will it Succeed?

The Dallas City Council recently approved a long-awaited and much-delayed bus system redesign for DART. Riders should require fewer transfers and shorter wait times starting in January 2022.

September 16, 2021 - The Dallas Morning News

D2 Subway

Dallas Subway Project Gets a Key Green Light

The Dallas City Council kept the d2 subway plan on track with a vote this week.

March 26, 2021 - D Magazine

DART Dallas

Dallas Council Begrudgingly Keeps Downtown Streetcar Alive

Council members complain that the Oak Cliff Streetcar is a "vanity project" that drains money from other potential transit improvements.

March 1, 2021 - D Magazine

Downtown Dallas

The Right Planning Consultant Could Make All of the Difference

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.

November 20, 2020 - D Magazine


DART Sets Its Sights on Automated Buses

The Dallas-area transit agency is partnering with other agencies to study driverless buses and their role in the future of transit systems.

June 10, 2019 - Dallas News

Dallas Area Rapid Transt

Dallas DOT Brings New Mobility Vision to the Region

The agency’s director wants to change the city’s transportation priorities and provide more mobility options to residents.

March 20, 2019 - Next City

Dallas Highways

Induced Demand: Why Highways Still Reign in Dallas

Regional planners and Dallas officials aren't confident that the area's highway-centric worldview (and budget) will change anytime soon. The city's competitiveness in the national job market may be on the line.

July 7, 2018 - D Magazine

Wilmington, Delaware

Bus System Changes Draw Criticism in Delaware

Bus riders in Wilmington, Delaware are upset about changes to 13 bus routes near Rodney Square.

March 14, 2018 - WHYY

D-Link Bus

Editorial: Expand Bus Service in Dallas

An Dallas Morning News editorial suggests DART spending should favor bus service over train service to make more efficient use of its funds.

November 7, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Streetcar

Dallas Moves Forward With New Subway and Streetcar Line

A $1.3 billion subway plan is slated for completion in 2024, while a new streetcar line will connect downtown's existing routes.

September 16, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News

Downtown Dallas

New DART Board Members Actually Ride Transit

Dallas rapid transit organization takes the rare step of bringing riders and transit advocates onto their board.

July 6, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News

irving Texas

Coming Soon to Suburban Dallas: $1 Billion Mixed-Use Development

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.

May 27, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News


DART Board Splits with Dallas Council on Subway Priority

The DART Board decided to move forward with a financial plan that funds both the Cotton Belt light rail line and the D2 subway.

October 26, 2016 - Dallas News

Downtown Dallas

Dallas Adopts an Urban-Centric Vision for its Transit Future

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).

October 13, 2016 - Dallas Observer

Dallas Transit

Dallas Streetcar Launches New Expansion

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 30, 2016 - KERA News


Comparing Bus Fares to Minimum Wage

A bus fare doesn't exist in a vacuum. To understand the true cost of a transit ride, one report compared bus fares to the local minimum wage, revealing Atlanta, Dallas, and Salt Lake City to have the highest fares.

May 17, 2016 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Security cameras on a building

Op-Ed: Facial Recognition on Transit Goes a Step Too Far

Despite its insistence that the technology would only target criminals, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) should reconsider using facial recognition software to address crime. The potential for abuse may be too high.

February 27, 2016 - The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Streetcar

Dallas Has Nation's First Hybrid Streetcar

At critical points, Dallas' streetcar system runs without overhead cables. Two batteries underneath the car store enough power to propel the train across a mile-long bridge.

December 7, 2015 - Houston Public Media

A bus next to the re-located light rail station at Denver's Union Station

Questioning the Wisdom of Light Rail in the Sun Belt States

As Houston, Dallas and other sun belt cities build out their light-rail systems, some are asking if the investment is worth it.

October 20, 2015 - New Geography

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