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Mark A. Ball
October 24, 2013
DART adding D-Link, MAX and Parkland service in November
Dallas Area Rapid Transit service changes and modifications begin Monday, Nov. 4 with several new additions including the much anticipated D-Link connector for Downtown Dallas, a new stop for the Metro Arlington Xpress (MAX) and Parkland's popular Route 703 goes all day and night.
New route links Downtown Dallas and Oak Cliff
The D-Link, or Route 722, makes its debut with special stops connecting major tourist attractions and employment centers in Downtown Dallas and Oak Cliff. The free shuttle, identified by distinctively colored D-Link wrapped buses, will run every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Stops along the circulator route in downtown include such destinations as Victory Park, Klyde Warren Park, the Sixth Floor Museum, the Arts District, Main Street hotels and restaurants, the Omni and the Convention Center. Oak Cliff points of interest include the Bishop Arts District and the Kessler and Texas theatres. Evening service will be extended to serve South Side on Lamar and Cedars Station. More information is available at DART.org/DLink.
MAX Adds Third Stop, Moves to Collins St.
A new stop will be added to Arlington's MAX service, along with a route revision. In addition to the current stops at UTA and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station, buses will also stop on North Collins Street at Andrews (south of Road to Six Flags). The schedule will be adjusted to maintain connections with the Trinity Railway Express and later evening trips will be added, but MAX remains a weekday only service. Further information is available at ridethemax.com or DART.org under Express Bus Route 221.
Parkland service is first to go 24/7
Route 703, the two-year old free shuttle connecting the vast Parkland Hospital area with Southwestern Medical District/Parkland Station will officially become the first DART route to provide 24-hour service, seven days a week, when buses begin running between midnight and 4 a.m. The route currently provides service every three to seven minutes during peak and off-peak hours and makes two stops at bus shelters along Parkland Boulevard near Parkland's employee parking lot and at 2121 Butler for Prescription Center employees. Under the new schedule buses will run every 15 minutes.
Park Cities get On-Call
A ninth On-Call zone begins operation, anchored at Mockingbird Station and created to serve Highland Park and University Park along with parts of Dallas near Inwood Village Shopping Center. Other On-Call zones will see adjustments of peak and off-peak hours, and consolidation of multiple zones into a single service area in Lake Highlands. On-Call is a personalized neighborhood service to shops, restaurants, the DART system and more by simply calling 214-452-1827. More information and new Park Cities boundaries can be found at DART.org/OnCall.
Check Service Change Brochure for other adjustments
The detour moving Route 568 from Westmount Ave. to Hartsdale Drive between Fort Worth Ave. and Davis Street becomes a permanent part of the route, and minor schedule changes will occur on Routes 11, 208, 221, 404, 453, 486, 522, 526, 529 and 703.
Customers should look for service change brochures and updated route maps and timetables available at most transit centers and on board buses and trains.
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