DART 2040 Transit System PlanSince adoption of the 2030 Transit System Plan in 2006, the region has continued to experience rapid growth. As DART prepares to update the Transit System Plan to the year 2040, we have determined that a phased approach to the development of this plan would be beneficial for our current and future customers.
Phase one of the approach is underway and will focus on the bus network through a Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA) effort. The COA will include a detailed analysis of each DART bus route as well as shuttles, on-call service, and flex routes. Coupled with a market and travel pattern analysis and a comprehensive public outreach program, the effort will identify if there are opportunities to increase efficiencies, thus identifying potential cost savings that could allow for operating improvements that can benefit our customers and build ridership. Any opportunities to identify and implement efficiencies in our bus network will serve to compliment phase two of the Transit System Plan, which will evaluate longer-term projects and programs, as well as regional expansion opportunities.
Phase One – Moving You Forward 10 Year Service PlanThe recommendations from the COA effort will be documented in the Moving You Forward 10 Year Service Plan. This plan will guide potential service change opportunities through the year 2025. Any future service changes would be subject to the DART public hearing process and would require approval by the DART Board of Directors.
As we explore potential opportunities to improve our transit system, we have launched the www.dart.org/movingyouforward website to engage the community in discussions about DART transit services. We encourage you to visit the site and join the conversation. Thank you for your participation!
2030 Transit System Plan and Ongoing Project PlanningOn October 24, 2006, the DART Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2030 Transit System Plan. When the plan was adopted, it was envisioned that the recommended projects would be implemented by year 2030. Due to the economic downturn in 2007-2008, the majority of projects have been deferred to post-2030 due to funding constraints. These projects as well as potential new ideas will be evaluated in the 2040 Transit System Plan effort.
DART is continuing work on several projects identified in the Transit System Plan, including:
- Construction on the South Oak Cliff Blue Line extension from Ledbetter Station to UNT-Dallas has been initiated to support an opening date in late 2016.
- An Alternatives Analysis (AA) for a second LRT alignment (D2) through downtown Dallas is underway.
- Discussions continue with regional leaders on how to advance service in the Cotton Belt Corridor, which would provide an east-west linkage between Richardson/Plano towards DFW Airport.
View the Final DART 2030 Transit System Plan (8.5MB PDF file)
View the 2030 Transit System Plan Map
If you would like more information or would like to be involved in the 2040 Transit System Plan effort, please feel free to contact us:
Rosa Cavazos Rosteet
Community Engagement Representative
Transit System Plan Project Manager
DART Contact Information
|Mailing Address:||Dallas Area Rapid Transit
P.O. Box 660163
Dallas, Texas 75266-7232