Major bus service changes are coming Monday, Aug. 12. The route modifications are designed to give you better connections, more direct bus routes and improved on-time service. Read on to see how your route may change.
A New Kind of Bus Service
Bus routes 404, 409, 466, 467 and 583 will be the first of a new kind of bus route at DART. Following recently adopted service standards, the routes will have the same service frequency as DART Rail. That means 15-minute service during peak times, 20 minutes midday, 20-30 minutes other times, and expanded service hours – from about 4 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Additionally, a new Parkland shuttle, Route 706, will connect remote UT Southwestern Medical Center employees with other medical district facilities as well as the train system. It will operate weekdays, every 20 minutes, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Several routes will be straightened, simplified, or improved with regards to access. These routes serve West Dallas, Oak Cliff, the Medical District, Northeast Dallas and South Dallas. They include 52, 59, 161, 404, 409, 426, 428, 453, 466, 502, 547 and 583.
More Efficient Express Routes
Following extensive customer feedback, DART will implement several changes on Express routes that run through downtown Dallas. The routes will be more efficient, since they will no longer have the downtown “loops” that have hindered schedule reliability. Express service also will be extended into new employment areas such as Uptown and Cedars. The routes affected are 205, 206, 208, 210, 278 and 283. Expect slight schedule adjustments, as well.
Modifications are being made to improve on-time arrivals and departures to routes 11, 81/82, 111, 350, 428, 504, 513, 536, 541, 571 and 841. Minor schedule changes will be seen on routes 110, 161, 410, 372, 451, 452, 486 and 502.
GoLink Expanded Service
Paul Quinn College will be added to the current Inland Port zone and Collin College-Spring Creek Campus will be added to the current North Central Plano/Chase Oaks zone for both GoLink and UberPool services.