Ask Gary: How does DART make North Texas more livable?

Gary Thomas is the President/Executive Director of DART. Ask Gary appears in the Inmotion publication.


North Texas encompasses a large geographic area, and it’s imperative for the sustainability of our region that people get where they need to go safely, efficiently and effectively.

For more than 30 years, residents of our 13-city service area have seen DART as a critical element in the long-term transportation plan for the region. As the population and congestion continue to increase, more people are looking at public transit as an alternative to driving.

We’re working with our colleagues at other regional transportation authorities to take transit to even more North Texans. By linking the region with a network of buses and trains, we are helping residents make transportation choices that fit with their destination, schedule and lifestyle.

The regional rail network also has attracted a growing number of transit-oriented developments around the stations, which allow our residents to live, work and play with a lot less driving.

About DART Daily

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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2 Responses to Ask Gary: How does DART make North Texas more livable?

  1. Elton Warrior says:

    As a DART rider that uses bus #486 & 488. How can we get some benches on valley view?

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