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Facts about Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is a regional transit agency authorized under Chapter 452 of the Texas Transportation Code and was created by voters and funded with a one-cent local sales tax on August 13, 1983. 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.

Geographic Service Area13 cities, 700 square miles
FY 2018 Operating Budget$523.0 million
FY 2018 Capital Budget$265.3 million
FY 2018 Debt Service Budget$193.8 million
FY 2018 Total Budget$982.1 million
FY 2018 Budgeted Positions3,816
FY 2017 Actual Operating Expenses$493.4 million
FY 2017 Sales Tax Revenue$566.6 million
FY 2017 Systemwide Ridership (all modes)65.8 million passenger trips - no HOV ridership reported for FY 2017
Total Bus Fleet649
Number of Transit Centers9 (2 passenger transfer locations)
Number of Bus Stops14,000
FY 2017 Bus Ridership (includes Charter)32.1 million passenger trips
Light Rail System Length93 miles
Number of Light Rail Stations 64
Total Light Rail Fleet163
FY 2017 Light Rail Ridership 30.1 million passenger trips
Commuter Rail System Length (Trinity Railway Express)34 miles
Number of Commuter Rail Stations10
Total Commuter Rail Fleet9 locomotives, 17 bi-level coaches,
8 bi-level cab cars, 1 rail diesel car (not in service)
FY 2017 Commuter Rail Ridership2.1 million passenger trips
Number of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and Managed Lanes **Managed by TxDOT
Number of HOV and Managed Lane MilesManaged by TxDOT
FY 2017 HOV Commuter TripsDiscontinued collecting data beginning 2015
FY 2017 Vanpool Ridership674,578 passenger trips
FY 2017 Paratransit Ridership795,716 passenger trips

** In 2012, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) assumed from DART responsibility for operations, maintenance and enforcement of the regional system of high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes as it transitioned to tolled managed lanes. DART remains a capital funding partner in the I-635 HOV/Managed Lanes.

Revised 4/19/18

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