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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

January 3, 2012

Outreach plan includes Twitter chat on January 17

DART taking public comments on proposed route changes

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is holding a series of public meetings starting January 9 to receive comments on proposed July 30 and December 3 route and service changes. The changes are associated with the opening of the DART Rail Orange Line to Irving in July and the Blue Line extension to Rowlett in December as well as an Orange Line extension also in December. A public hearing is scheduled on January 24.

DART is taking to Twitter to try and encourage even more customer feedback on the changes. The agency will host a Tweet chat through its @dartmedia Twitter account on Tuesday, January 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. Planning staff will be available to answer questions posted to the page. Follow the conversation using #2012DART. The conversation on Twitter will be tracked and will be included as a part of the official public record regarding the agency's proposed bus service changes for 2012.

  • View more information about the Tweet chat (opens in a new window)


  • Public input is important since some bus routes are proposed for reduction or elimination, others would be extended or shortened to serve rail stations, and new routes would be created as station feeders. Details are available at DART.org/meetings and in a service change brochure available on DART buses and trains and at all agency facilities.

    Pre-Public Hearing Community Meetings:
    • Monday, January 9, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
    Hampton-Illinois Branch Library
    2951 South Hampton Road
    Dallas, TX 75224
    MAPSCO 53V

    • Monday, January 9, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
    Rowlett City Hall
    4000 Main Street
    Rowlett, TX 75088
    MAPSCO 30D

    • Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
    Plano Municipal Center - Training Room A
    1520 Avenue K
    Plano, TX 75074
    MAPSCO 659S

    • Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
    Grauwyler Park Branch Library
    2146 Gilford Street
    Dallas, TX 75235
    MAPSCO 33M

    • Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
    Irving City Hall - Council Chambers
    825 West Irving Boulevard
    Irving, TX 75060
    MAPSCO 31B-S

    • Thursday, January 12, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
    Garland City Hall
    200 North Fifth Street
    Garland, TX 75040
    MAPSCO 19Z

    • Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
    Highland Hills Branch Library
    3624 Simpson Stuart Road
    Dallas, TX 75241
    MAPSCO 66Q

    • Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
    West Irving Library
    4444 West Rochelle Road
    Irving, TX 75062
    MAPSCO 31G

    • Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
    Skyline Branch Library
    6006 Everglade Road
    Dallas, TX 75227
    MAPSCO 48J

    • Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
    DART Headquarters Board Room
    1401 Pacific Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75202
    MAPSCO 45K

    • Monday, January 23, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
    DART Headquarters Board Room
    1401 Pacific Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75202
    MAPSCO 45K

    Tweet chat:
    • Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 1 to 2 p.m.
    via Twitter @dartmedia
    Follow the conversation using #2012DART

    Public Hearing:
    • Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
    DART Headquarters Board Room
    1401 Pacific Ave.
    Dallas 75202
    MAPSCO 45K

    Contact DART Community Affairs at 214-749-2543 for additional information about the meetings.

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