DART’s moving on to new frontiers, and you’re invited for the ride.
New opportunities and new destinations are coming to you Oct. 24 when DART’s Blue Line adds 3 miles of rail into South Oak Cliff. The expansion included new stations at Camp Wisdom and the University of North Texas at Dallas, new connections to Cedar Valley College with bus Route 555 and updates to Ledbetter Station.
“Residents along this section of the line have improved access to the region,” DART President and Executive Director Gary Thomas said. “The new rail connection and enhanced crosstown bus service make this area more attractive to potential developers and residents.”
If you’re a student or someone looking to take hold of educational opportunities in the area, the new Blue Line extension may be your connectivity to higher learning.
The expansion connects an area in Southern Dallas known as the Education Corridor to downtown, and enables people to discover the academic programs offered at UNT Dallas, Paul Quinn College and Cedar Valley College.
“Now a young person starting out in life can pursue a complete, high-quality college education without the burden of car ownership,” Thomas said.
Maybe Southern Dallas is where you live, work and play. The Blue Line extension empowers you and residents from other parts of the region to explore the employment, educational, housing, health care and entertainment destinations accessible by DART.
For example, DART Rail is connected to Dallas Love Field and Dallas-Fort Worth International airports, all major medical centers and employment hubs.
“Southern Dallas is our city’s greatest opportunity for growth,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said. “That’s not just because of the inventory of land available for development, but also the quality of the people who live, work and learn there. This DART extension is a critical piece of the GrowSouth vision, as we continue to better serve the people of Southern Dallas.”
Nearly 20 years after DART opened the first section of the Blue Line’s southern corridor, the extension project allows you to become a part of history as DART completes the entire rail network outlined in its 1995 Transit System Plan and operates the nation’s longest electric light rail system.