To improve the customer experience, DART will implement significant bus service enhancements March 26. Some of the changes DART riders will see include:
- Off-peak frequency improvements on 10 routes. On affected routes, this means buses arrive every 30 minutes instead of 40 or 60. Midday frequency on Bus Route 592, which serves Lake June, will go from 40 minutes to 20 minutes.
- Service restructuring to improve on time performance for five routes. Bus Route 400, for example, will be split into two routes: 402 and 403. Riders can take Bus Route 402 from Downtown Carrollton to Downtown Garland. Bus Route 403 will go from Irving Convention Center Station to Spring Valley Station. The two routes overlap between Downtown Carrollton and Spring Valley, resulting in double the frequency of service for riders in this area.
- Introducing new routes to provide additional coverage. In North East Dallas, for example, Capitol Avenue is served by Bus Route 24. Beginning March 26, this area will be served by a new route, Bus Route 84. The new bus route will offer extended service on Greenville Avenue north of Mockingbird Lane.
- OnDemand bus service. GoLink is a new service that combines the low cost of public transportation with the convenience and technology of ride-sourcing. Service began Feb. 26 in Rylie, Kleberg and the International Inland Port of Dallas, a huge freight trucking and rail hub in southern Dallas County. Service started March 12 in North Central Plano. Service will expand in the Legacy area of Plano March 26. DART riders who previously took Bus Route 346 will begin using GoLink instead. Far North Plano will see the new GoLink service in August.
Click here to learn more about the March 26 service changes.