Monthly Archives: January 2015

News bits: Low gas prices affecting DART; Flexible TOD footprints

How do the low gas prices affect DART’s ridership and service? And are transit companies like DART selling their transit-oriented development short? Two stories look into these topics. See the snapshots below and click through for more information. Why DART … Continue reading

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Photos: Girl Scouts kick off cookie season at DART’s Akard Station

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas kicked off the 2015 cookie program this chilly morning by handing out free samples of cookies at Akard Station to hungry DART commuters. Cookies are on sale from today until March 1 and this … Continue reading

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Rider Insider: Find things to do this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth

• Ride the DART Rail Green Line to Fair Park Station or MLK, Jr. Station Monday for the 29th Annual Elite News Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and Festival. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Lamar and Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Video: Seattle dog’s newest trick is riding the bus — solo

For Eclipse, a black lab living in Seattle, riding the bus is just another part of life. Eclipse regularly hops on and off a King County Metro bus to take the short trip to a local dog park. Jeff Young, … Continue reading

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DART partnership seeks to raise awareness about human trafficking

DART is leading local efforts to raise awareness about human trafficking in conjunction with January’s recognition as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. DART passengers will begin seeing posters around the service area and on vehicles this week. Also, … Continue reading

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DART distributes service plans for severe winter weather

In anticipation of the possibility of severe winter weather, DART has unveiled two operating plans to better serve our passengers and our system. Why? The two plans deliver the widest range of service possible and restore full operations sooner by … Continue reading

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Historic Photo: See downtown Dallas’ Pacific Avenue sans DART

The Dallas Observer takes a look at Pacific Avenue just east of DART’s Akard Station long before DART’s light rail existed in the latest Ghosts of Dallas photo series. The photo on the left shows the area near Akard Station … Continue reading

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No Pants Subway Ride, College Football Championship: Your guide to weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

It’s a busy weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth. Learn about some of the events below. • The College Football Championship between Ohio State and Oregon will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.Playoff Fan Central will be held at the Kay … Continue reading

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Featured photo: Green Line flies by

Thanks to Instagram user danhuntley5 for this great shot of the Green Line leaving a station in Carrollton.

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Gary Thomas talks future goals, plans for DART

Only a week into 2015, DART’s President and Executive Director Gary Thomas is looking ahead at the future plans for the transit agency. In a Q&A published in The Dallas Morning News, Thomas speaks about securing federal funding, adding capacity … Continue reading

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