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DART Designing New Bus Network Which Includes Irving Routes

DART proposed routes in Irving

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is designing a new bus network to better serve the residents of North Texas, both now and in the future. A bus network redesign is a collaborative planning effort to decide where bus lines should go, when they should run, and how frequent the service should be, starting from a clean slate. The DARTzoom: A New Bus Network project will examine the DART bus network in all 13 of the cities that fund DART services which includes Irving.

The reason for this major redesign is to address lower ridership.  Fewer people are finding the bus and light rail useful. 

DART productivity decline chart

In recent decades the urban area has grown enormously and the places people go for work, shopping and other purposes have changed. The rail and bus network was originally designed around downtown Dallas, but more of the region’s activity happens far outside of that center today. While DART has made small changes over the years, a fresh look is needed.

One major change impacting Irving is that there are no routes south of Rock Island Road.  

DART is inviting residents to take a survey based on the proposed redesign.   To review what's proposed and take the suvey, click here.

 

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