Commercial Photography and Filming on the DART SystemDART IN BRIEF
DART Rail and Bus
HOV Lane (I-35)
To promote ridesharing, we also operate a system of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes allowing carpoolers to whiz past freeway traffic jams. More than 145,000 commuters use our HOV lanes each weekday.
DART operates over 130 local and express bus routes serving Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Richardson, Rowlett, Plano and University Park.
The DART Rail System provides fast, convenient service to work, shopping and entertainment destinations in Dallas, Garland, Plano, Richardson, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Irving and Rowlett. Plus, our TRE commuter line links DART customers to DFW International Airport and Downtown Fort Worth.
Free parking is available at most rail stations and served by DART bus routes specially timed to make transfers between buses and trains quick and easy.
- Rail System: There is one style of rail vehicle available.
» DART Rail light rail trains run mostly at-grade, with some aerial street crossings, some median running, and 3.2 miles of subway tunnel. Overhead wires called "catenaries" power the light rail trains.
» Images of DART Rail vehicles
» Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail trains are diesel-powered, operating on a fixed right-of-way stretching between downtown Dallas and Fort Worth with some grade crossings.
» Images of TRE vehicles
- Buses. There are four styles of buses currently in use.
» Images of DART bus vehicles
- Bus stop signs, public information signage and literature.
- Image Use Policy for photographs from the DART website.
- At-grade and elevated rail stations and platforms
» DART Rail System Map
» At-grade platform stations: Parker Road, Downtown Plano, Bush Turnpike, Galatyn Park, Arapaho Center, LBJ/Central, Lovers Lane, Pearl/Arts District, St. Paul, Akard, West End, Union Station, Cedars, 8th & Corinth, Dallas Zoo, Tyler/Vernon, Hampton, Westmoreland, Downtown Rowlett, Downtown Garland, Forest/Jupiter, Lake Highlands, LBJ/Skillman, White Rock, Morrell, Illinois, Kiest, VA Medical Center, Ledbetter, Victory, Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing, West Irving, North Carrollton/Frankford, Trinity Mills, Farmers Branch, Bachman, Burbank, Market Center, Deep Ellum, Baylor University Medical Center, Fair Park, MLK, Jr., Hatcher, Lawnview, Lake June, Buckner, Las Colinas Urban Center, Irving Convention Center, North Lake College, Belt Line
» Below-grade platform station: Mockingbird, University of Dallas
» Semi-elevated platform station: Medical/Market Center
» Subway station: Cityplace/Uptown
» Elevated platform stations: Spring Valley, Forest Lane, Walnut Hill, Park Lane, Downtown Carrollton, Royal Lane, Walnut Hill/Denton, Inwood/Love Field, Southwestern Medical District/Parkland
- Bus stops, bus shelters, Transit Centers and Park & Rides
» DART Rail and TRE Stations, Park & Rides and Transit Centers listing
- Other DART facilities
» HOV Lane locations
- Sample photography with DART Rail (Opens in a new window)
HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?
- Call DART Film Coordinator Lupe Hernandez (at least a week in advance) to discuss your project at
- Fax a Letter of Intent, along with your script, storyboard or concept detailing how and when you want to use our services.
In addition, you will need to provide:
• purpose of shooting (i.e. - name of product or persons you are shooting)
• Producer and Director names
• number of crew and talent total
• list of equipment for shoot (no generators, we will provide electricity)
• location or locations you would like to shoot
Fax number: 214-749-3668, Attention: Lupe Hernandez
- A preproduction meeting will be held at DART headquarters with you and DART staff to discuss your plans and how we can accommodate them in compliance with DART's regulations and safety requirements. (Map to DART Headquarters)
REQUIREMENTS TO FILM
|1. Provide proof of appropriate insurance coverage:
|•|| A Certificate of Insurance that names DART and the City of Dallas as additional insureds and includes all insurance requirements requested by DART and the City of Dallas
» View a sample Certificate of Insurance (PDF file opens in a new window)
Coverage must include:
|• Workers Compensation
Part A - Statutory, Part B - Employers Liability in an amount not less than $500,000 per occurrence
|• Commercial General Liability
Limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and aggregate for bodily injury and property damage listing DART and the City of Dallas as Additional Insureds
|• Automobile Liability
Limits of $1,000,000 combined single limits (csl) listing DART and the City of Dallas as additional insureds
For additional insurance information, please contact DART Risk Management at
2. Completion of DART Contracts may be required. For more information, contact Lupe Hernandez at 214-749-2597.
3. DART's Image:
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), its employees or agents must not be presented in a negative light. In general, filming and photography must not portray public transportation as an unsafe and dangerous environment. Filming must not include scenes that contain the following: suicide; attempted suicide by train; pushing someone onto the tracks; recreation of real life traumatic and violent events (i.e., train crash, murders, etc.); a scene which endangers others through potential copycat action; and explicit scenes such as sexual activity or assault on transit property.
|DART Filming Fees. (PDF file opens in a new window)|
DART regulates and controls the use of its intellectual property, including but not limited to its name, marks, logos, insignias, designs, and/or symbols (referred to collectively as "Intellectual Property").
FILMING IN DALLAS RESOURCES
(These links open in a new window)
- City of Dallas Office of Special Events (Permits and Contact Information)
- Dallas Film Commission
— Why Dallas? Your Guide To Area Incentives for Film & Video Production (PDF file)
- Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau