DART News Release
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December 2, 2021
New DART GoLink Zones Begin Operating on December 6
To prepare riders for the launch of the DARTzoom new bus network, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will begin operating all GoLink zones beginning December 6 while maintaining existing fixed route bus service.
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A New Bus Network
With the goal of providing greater frequency, longer service hours and improved access to destinations across North Texas, DARTs new bus network launches on January 24, 2022. The new bus system is designed to ensure passengers have quick and easy access to employment, education and entertainment opportunities.
Core Frequent Network service will provide bus frequency matching or better than light rail service - 15-minute peak and 20-minute midday. Light rail service will also return to pre-pandemic levels, providing 15-minute peak service and more frequent evening service.
With the implementation of the new bus network service changes, 74% of DART service area residents will have access to transit services within walking distance. This is an increase of 6% above the current bus network design.
More Direct Routes
By making the new bus routes more direct, focusing on major transit corridors and reducing the number of bus stops, DART bus service will be faster, ensuring passengers get to their destinations quicker and improving connections.
Longer Hours of Service
With a focus on transit riders working non-traditional hours, all local DART bus routes will provide service 7 days a week between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and midnight at a minimum. The 22 core frequent bus routes will operate between 4:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.
Improved Access to Jobs
The new bus network will increase the number of jobs that a resident of the DART service area can reach in one hour by 34% compared to the existing bus network.
More information about DART's new bus network is available at www.dartzoom.org.
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