DART News Release
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September 19, 2005
Federal transit funding bill supports enhanced DART bus facilities
Over the next five years, DART will invest $11.7 million in federal funds to add and upgrade 1,100 bus stops and shelters throughout its 13 member cities.
Malcolm X Boulevard Transfer Location is a model
The Malcolm X facility opened in May 2004 to enhance connections between bus routes serving the South Dallas community. The facility serves routes 2, 35 and 44 - which transport, among them, more than 9,800 passengers a day. From those routes customers have access to DART's successful light rail and Trinity Railway Express network.
The facility is partially enclosed and totally covered and is the first development of its kind for DART: an off-street enhanced shelter. It features seating, telephones, air ventilation, passenger information and infrared heaters. It is part of the Malcolm X Bus Corridor amenities program, which comprises three additional projects along Malcolm X Boulevard.
This corridor project is one component the first of several planned DART Bus Corridors, intended to duplicate some of the success of DART Rail through improvements such as increased bus speeds, increased bus frequencies and creating favorable waiting environments for bus passengers.
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