Faces of DART: The Operators

We’ve showcased a lot of Faces of DART whose daily lives are impacted by transit. Today, we’re taking a closer look at how DART and the Union Gospel Mission are helping North Texans establish new careers and improve their lives.

Learn how two men — in conjunction with DART and Union Gospel Mission — had the opportunity to find careers that allow them to make a living and serve their fellow North Texans.


The Union Gospel Mission has helped thousands of North Texans find new lives since it opened in 1949. While they provide people with physical and emotional support, one of the most transformative services they provide is job training. The two men featured in today’s Faces of DART took advantage of that training and are now working as DART bus operators and giving back to their local community.

As the operators themselves note, they take a lot of pride in having gone from riding the DART bus to becoming Operators themselves, and that pride shows in their work. DART’s partnership with Union Gospel Mission demonstrates that public transit helps transform lives.

More than just increasing mobility, DART is helping North Texans transform their lives through access to physical and emotional support and job training. That’s the power of public transit.

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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