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Notice of Public Hearing
February 2009 Service Change Proposals

On July 8, 2008, the DART Board of Directors authorized a call for a Public Hearing to receive comments on proposed bus service modifications planned for implementation on February 16, 2009.

View the proposed changes.

Pre-Public Hearing Community Meetings

In advance of the public hearing, there will be a series of pre-Public Hearing community meetings. These are listed as follows:

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.
Beckley-Saner Recreation Center - Large Activity Room
114 W. Hobson Ave., Dallas
(MAPSCO 54-U)

Monday, August 4, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.
Highland Hills Library Auditorium
3624 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas
(MAPSCO 66-Q)

Monday, August 4, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.
Liberty Park Recreation Center - Room A/B
2601 Glencliff Drive, Plano
(MAPSCO 657-Z)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.
City of Plano City Hall - Training Room A
1520 Avenue K, Plano
(MAPSCO 659-T)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.
Irving City Hall - Council Chambers
825 W. Irving Blvd., Irving
(MAPSCO 31B-W)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.
Janice C. Turner Recreation Center
6424 Elam Road, Dallas
(MAPSCO 57-V)

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.
Rowlett City Hall - Council Chambers
4000 Main Street, Rowlett
(MAPSCO 30-D)

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Gossard Building, Room 201
(Bishop Ave. entrance)
1441 N. Beckley Ave., Dallas
(MAPSCO 44-Z)

Monday, August 11, 2008 - 12 p.m. (noon)
DART Board Room
1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas
(MAPSCO 45-K)

Public Hearing

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 • 6:30 p.m.
DART Headquarters Board Room
1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas
(MAPSCO 45-P)

The proposed changes are as follows:

8 - replace with new Uptown Flex service; routing would remain unchanged. Saturday service would be discontinued.

164 - change peak hour frequency to 10 minutes (20 minutes on outer branches; morning trip from J.B. Jackson, Jr. Transit Center would be discontinued.

205 - discontinue morning trip from J.B. Jackson, Jr. Transit Center.

316 - replace with a combination of expanded 841-Telecom Corridor Flex service and new weekday service on Route 347.

342 - replace with new Pleasant Grove Flex service; routing would remain unchanged.

347 - expand to offer weekday service and modify to reduce one-way service; new routing would operate on Horizon North Parkway, Midway Road, Plano Road, Park Boulevard, Parkwood Blvd., Wedgewood Drive, Communications Parkway and Dallas Parkway. Service along Communications between Wedgewood and Chapel Hill Blvd., and along Dallas Parkway between Chapel Hill and Plano Parkway would be discontinued.

405 - operate in both directions on Ledbetter Drive between Bonnie View & Lancaster roads to and from Ledbetter Station; eliminate southern part of loop over Bonnie View, 56th Street etc.

410 - eliminate trips to the Cavalier/Miller Park/Dividend loop (Garland Rehabilitation Center).

438 - eliminate route.

451 - operate between Forest Lane Station and West Plano Transit Center only; remainder of current route would be covered by new route 452. (See 452 for details.)

NEW Route 452 - would replace Route 451 between West Plano Transit Center and Parker Road Station, offering bidirectional service through Legacy Park on weekdays; service would be added along Spring Creek Parkway between Preston and Custer roads, and along Custer between Spring Creek and Parker Road; service would be deleted along Parker between Custer and Coit roads, and along Coit between Parker and Park Blvd.

515 - change peak hour frequency to 20 minutes.

519 - modify service through Lakewood Village to operate on Abrams Road and Gaston Avenue only; loop over Richmond Ave. between the two streets would be discontinued.

522 - modify service on the northern end to operate from Beckley Ave. over Davis Street, Bishop Ave. and Colorado Blvd. back to Beckley, eliminating the loop over Colorado, Haines Ave., Greenbriar Lane and Beckley; on the southern end, trips via Ann Arbor would be discontinued.

557 - replace with new Garland/Rowlett Flex service; routing would remain unchanged.

567 - operate only between Forest Lane and LBJ/Central stations during mid-days, with service to other portions of the route offered by DART On-Call North Dallas.

570 - replace with new East Plano Flex service; see East Plano Flex for details.

583 - change peak hour frequency to 15 minutes.

760 - replace with new East Plano Flex service; see East Plano Flex for details.

840 (South Irving Flex) - add counter-clockwise loop for bi-directional service; routing would remain unchanged.

841 (Telecom Corridor Flex) - add service on Plano Parkway to replace Route 316 between Bush Turnpike Station and International Parkway.

East Plano DART On-Call - replace with new East Plano Flex service; see East Plano Flex for details.

NEW East Plano Flex (Route 870) - would replace Routes 570, 760 and East Plano DART On-Call; service would be added along Shiloh Road between 18th Street and Park Blvd., on Park between Shiloh and Rigsbee Drive, and on Rigsbee between Park and 18th.

NEW Garland/Rowlett Flex (Route 857) - would replace Route 557; routing would remain unchanged.

NEW Pleasant Grove Flex (Route 842) - would replace Route 342; routing would remain unchanged.

NEW South Plano Flex (Route 843) - would replace busiest portion of 841-Telecom Corridor Flex during peak hours; service would be added on Plano Parkway between Klein Road and Los Rios Blvd., Los Rios between Plano Parkway and 14th Street, 14th between Los Rios and Shiloh, and Shiloh between 14th and Plano Parkway.

NEW Uptown Flex (Route 808) - would replace Route 8; route would remain unchanged.


Process for Receiving Comments:
The DART Board of Directors encourages public comments on the night of the public hearing or in writing beforehand. Those desiring to speak should contact DART Community Affairs at 214-749-2543 to register. Advance registration will be accepted until 1 p.m. on the day of the hearing. Those who have not pre-registered may sign up immediately before the hearing begins and will be scheduled to speak after those who have pre-registered. In addition, written comments received any time before the hearing is adjourned will become a part of the official hearing record. Written comments may be submitted the night of the hearing or mailed in advance to:

DART February 2009 Bus Service Change Proposals
Public Hearing - P.O. Box 660163 - 1401 Pacific Ave.
Dallas, TX 75266-7232

Those sending comments should include their name, address and telephone number.

Notice for the hearing and visually impaired:
If you wish to attend the Public Hearing and need sign language interpretation, please notify DART at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) number: 214-749-3628. A Braille version of materials will also be made available upon request.

For additional information
Please contact DART Community Affairs at 214-749-2543. Para información en español, llame al 214-749-2543. You may also visit either www.DART.org or www.transporteDART.org.


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