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Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Progress Report FY 2016

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Partnerships Expand Transportation Options


Customers can pair private services with public transit

To solve transportation challenges creatively, DART has formed public-private partnerships with several companies to help people get where they want to go.

Eligible residents in Allen, Fairview and Wylie can use DART's Collin County Rides taxi service to reach medical appointments, run errands or access the DART System.
Eligible residents in Allen, Fairview and Wylie can use DART's Collin County Rides taxi service to reach medical appointments, run errands or access the DART System.

Toyota grant subsidizes Collin County taxi service

When Texoma Area Paratransit Service stopped operating in Allen, Fairview and Wylie in late 2015, some senior citizens and people living with a disability were left to find other ways to get to medical appointments and run errands.

With money provided by the cities and an emergency 90-day grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), DART began administering interim service on Feb. 29, 2016, via its paratransit contractor, MV Transportation, Inc. MV used dedicated DART-owned vans and dedicated drivers.

Learning of the earlier service shutdown, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. - which is relocating its headquarters to West Plano - announced a $1 million grant to continue service after the initial period.

In October 2016, DART moved to a taxi-based service to reduce operating costs. The service, rebranded Collin County Rides (CCR), is available to eligible registrants in the three cities, who can travel to or from any location within Collin County and the Downtown Rowlett Station.

Beyond subsidizing service, the Toyota grant has made possible technological fine-tuning, future program growth, transportation innovation and transit planning for Collin County.

Learn more:
DART.org/CCR


DART riders can connect to Zipcars located at the Mockingbird and Inwood/Love Field stations to drive to places not easily reached by transit.
DART riders can connect to Zipcars located at the Mockingbird and Inwood/Love Field stations to drive to places not easily reached by transit.


Ride and car sharing make transit viable

Following a successful trial in 2015, DART continues to expand its relationships with ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft. In conjunction with DART, these services solve the first- and last-mile transportation to buses and trains.

"If we are going to persuade more people to ride public transportation, we must consider the entire trip and not just DART's part," DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas said.

DART also has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing access to transit riders. Zipcar leases parking spaces at the Mockingbird and Inwood/Love Field stations.

To make trip planning easier, customers can access the Uber, Lyft and Zipcar apps through DART's free GoPass mobile ticketing app.





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Financial and Investor Information

Planning Efforts Focus on the Future

Cotton Belt Will Connect Cities, Airport

Second Rail Alignment is Needed Downtown

Platform Extensions Will Increase Capacity by 33%

Dallas Streetcar Rolls into Bishop Arts District

Partnerships Expand Transportation Options

Transit Drives Local Economic Boom

Rail Fuels Transit-Oriented Development

 

New Stations Make College More Accessible

Riders Influence Bus Route Changes

Technology Engages Customers, Improves Travel Experience

Light Rail Expands in Southern Dallas

Agencies Partner to Implement Positive Train Control

Where Public Transportation Goes, Community Grows

DART Board Members

DART Current and Future Services

Connect with DART


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