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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

September 21, 2005

Starting October 3

DART adjusting rail and bus service; Expanding neighborhood van service to Glenn Heights

Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, DART changes rail and bus service to match rider patterns. Plus, our popular On-Call neighborhood van service makes its debut in Glenn Heights. For details, customers are urged to pick up the October Service Change brochure, now available on buses, at DART transit centers, the downtown Dallas DART Store, and online at www.DART.org. Information is also available by calling DART at 214-979-1111.

DART Rail
Early morning and late evening frequency on both the Red and Blue lines will be adjusted as follows:

Weeknights: Beginning at approximately 10 p.m., trains will operate every 30 minutes, instead of every 20.

Weekends: Trains will operate every 30 minutes until 10 a.m.; every 20 minutes during the midday; and every 30 minutes after 7 p.m.

Most connecting bus routes will be adjusted to match the new rail schedules.

DART On-Call comes to Glenn Heights
Glenn Heights becomes DART's eighth On-Call location on October 3. The van service picks up customers anywhere in the city limits and connects them to the Glenn Heights Park & Ride for express bus service direct to downtown Dallas.

Using DART On-Call is easy. To schedule a trip, call 972-880-7302 a minimum of one hour and up to a week in advance. Reservations are not required to board vans at the Glenn Heights Park & Ride at :25 and :55 past the hour. Vans will be available Monday thru Friday, from 5:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and from 3:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Round-trip van/bus service to and from downtown requires a $4.50 Premium Day Pass or a DART Premium Monthly Pass. One-way service to or from the park and ride lot is $2.25.

Route 206 Glenn Heights Express service previously provided along Ovilla Road, Hampton Road, Milas Lane, Glenn Lane and Bear Creek Road will be replaced by the new DART On-Call service.

Other Service Changes
Nearly 30 routes and schedules are being adjusted to match service to ridership levels and improve on-time performance. Customers should review the October Service Change Brochure or new schedules dated October 2005 to see if their route is affected.

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