DART: It's all connectedDallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around Dallas and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make your trip fast, comfortable and economical. Our extensive network of DART Rail, Trinity Railway Express (TRE) and bus services moves more than 220,000 passengers per day across our 700-square-mile service area.
To promote ridesharing, we also operate a system of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes allowing carpoolers to whiz past freeway traffic jams. More than 145,000 commuters use our HOV lanes each weekday.
Enjoy the best in bus servicesDART operates local and express bus routes serving Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Richardson, Rowlett, Plano and University Park. To get going, call DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111 with your origin, destination and desired time of travel. Helpful operators will recommend the most convenient route and departure time, quote the one-way fare, and advise you of any necessary transfers along the way. Customers also can plan bus and rail trips from the convenience of their personal computers with the online DART Trip Planner available on www.DART.org, DART's popular website.
When traveling in downtown Dallas, visit our DART Store at Akard Station for printed schedules or a system map. Schedules are also available at many libraries and other government centers in the DART Service Area.
Ride the rails to more destinations and more savingsThe DART Rail System provides fast, convenient service to work, shopping and entertainment destinations in Dallas, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Garland, Irving, Plano and Richardson. Plus, our TRE commuter line links DART customers to DFW International Airport and downtown Fort Worth.
Free parking is available at most rail stations, and most are served by DART bus routes specially timed to make transfers between buses and trains quick and easy.
Popular shopping and entertainment destinations near DART Rail stations in Dallas include NorthPark Center and Upper Greenville Avenue (Park Lane Station), West Village (Cityplace/Uptown Station), Mockingbird Station (Mockingbird Station), the Dallas Museum of Art (St. Paul Station), American Airlines Center (Victory Station), the entertaining West End Historic District (West End Station), Fair Park (Fair Park Station and MLK, Jr. Station), the Dallas Convention Center (Convention Center Station) and the Dallas Zoo (Dallas Zoo Station).
Popular destinations in surrounding cities include the Renaissance Hotel and the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts (Galatyn Park Station in Richardson); Downtown Plano, the ArtCentre of Plano and the Courtyard Theater (Downtown Plano Station); the Granville Arts Center (Downtown Garland Station); Downtown Irving (Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station); the Farmers Branch Historical Park (Farmers Branch Station); Downtown Carrollton (Downtown Carrollton Station); the University of Dallas (University of Dallas Station); the Irving Convention Center (Irving Convention Center Station) and Las Colinas (Las Colinas Urban Center Station).
Take the train to American Airlines CenterWhether you're headed to a concert, a Dallas Mavericks basketball game or a Dallas Stars showdown on the ice, ride DART Rail to events at American Airlines Center (AAC). Coming from Fort Worth or the Mid-Cities? The TRE is the ticket Monday through Saturday. Visit www.DART.org/Victory for details.
Fly us to DFW Airport or Dallas Love FieldBus route 500 serves Belt Line Station on the DART Rail Orange Line, DFW Airport, area hotels along Plaza Drive, and TRE's CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. It operates seven days a week between the Belt Line Station and DFW Terminal A with most trips also connecting to Trinity Railway Express (TRE) service at CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. Buses depart every 15 minutes during rush hours, 20 minutes mid-day, and 30 minutes late evenings and meet every Orange Line train. Buses to CentrePort/DFW Airport Station are available Monday through Saturday when TRE trains are in operation. Visit www.DART.org/DFWAirport for details.
The TRE gets you to and from DFW International Airport for a fraction of the cost of taxi fare or long-term parking. Just take it to CentrePort/DFW Airport Station and transfer to the DFW Airport buses serving airline terminals. Airport buses meet all trains, departing every 15 minutes Monday through Saturday. There is no Sunday service. Airport bus service between the rail station and the airport terminals is free. Visit www.DART.org/DFWAirport for details.
Bus Route 524 operates between Dallas Love Field and Inwood/Love Field Station, providing a link between DART Rail Green Line and Orange Line and Love Field Terminal. Visit www.DART.org/LoveField for details.
Experience exciting Fort Worth via the TREDowntown Fort Worth is now just about an hour's ride from Union Station in downtown Dallas via the TRE. Business commuters love the convenience - and if you're looking for a Saturday adventure, Cowtown is Wowtown! From Fort Worth's Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) or T&P Station it's a short bus ride to the bustling Sundance Square dining and entertainment district in the heart of the city, the historic Fort Worth Stockyards Old West district, or the famed museums in the city's Cultural District. TRE information is available at www.TrinityRailwayExpress.org.
Save big with our low faresDART offers two basic two-hour fares - $2.50 for all DART buses and trains (including DART On-Call and FLEX service) and TRE service between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station and $5.00 for Regional service, which includes all DART buses and trains, all TRE trains plus The T in Fort Worth and DCTA in Denton County.
TRE two-hour fares are in two zones: $2.50 to all stops between downtown Dallas and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station; $5.00 between stations in Dallas County and Tarrant County. The DART Day Pass is an even better value at $5.00 for a local pass (valid on all DART buses and trains, including DART On-Call and FLEX service and TRE trains between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station) or $10.00 for a regional pass (valid on all DART buses and trains, all TRE trains (from Union Station to T&P Station), The T in Fort Worth and DCTA in Denton County).
Money-saving monthly passes are available at Albertsons, El Mercado Azteca, Fiesta, Jerry's Supermarket, Malone's Cost Plus, Minyard and Tom Thumb food stores throughout our service area. A DART Local monthly pass provides unlimited local service for just $80 -- a real deal for commuters. Passes also are available at the DART Store at Akard Station in downtown Dallas.
With DART's Annual Pass, companies can provide their employees with bus and rail service for just pennies a day per employee. Whatever the size of your firm, we can tailor a pass program to your exact needs. The Annual Pass is an effective recruitment tool, an unbeatable employee perk and a great way to help North Texas reduce ozone-causing emissions. For more information, call 214-747-7433 (RIDE) or visit www.DART.org.
Share the ride and saveIf riding a DART bus or train doesn't fit your schedule, you can still save time and money in our carpool and vanpool programs. Our free RideShare computerized match list puts you in touch with other commuters with similar schedules and travel habits who want to share the ride. Details are available at www.DART.org/vanpool.
Plus, rush-hour carpoolers and vanpoolers qualify to use DART's 75-mile network of interim HOV lanes. DART operates HOV lanes on East R. L. Thornton Freeway (I-30) between Downtown Dallas and Northwest Drive; Stemmons Freeway (I-35) between LBJ Freeway (I-635) and Round Grove Road; LBJ Freeway between I-30 and US 75; I-35E/US 67 from Downtown Dallas to Camp Wisdom Road; I-30 (Tom Landry Highway) between S.H. 360 and Loop 12; and U.S. 75 between I-635 and Exchange Parkway.
DART: Live, in print, on tape & onlineWant the latest DART news? Get updates through the DART Speakers Bureau and Education Programs. From transit safety programs for school children to special presentations for civic organizations, we've got a speaker for you. Call 214-749-2582 to schedule a transit safety presentation or call 214-749-2524 for the DART Speakers Bureau.
Follow DART's progress with a free subscription to our quarterly Inmotion newsletter by calling 214-749-2543. You can also watch for a video version of Inmotion on your local cable access station, or order a free videotape by calling 214-749-2597 or routes, schedules, maps and all the latest information, visit our website at www.DART.org. The latest DART information is available online in Spanish at www.transporteDART.org.
On the go but need to check a DART schedule? Point the browser on your web-enabled mobile device to our mobile website, m.dart.org. It provides the mobile customer with on-the-go access to next scheduled bus and train information, point-to-point schedules and rider alerts.
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|Employer programs, carpooling/vanpooling services||214-747-RIDE (7433)|
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