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Notice to Public
August 2019 DART Bus Service Change Proposals

Public Hearing
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m.
DART Headquarters - Board Room
1401 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202
Click here to view the Pre-Public Hearing Community Meetings schedule


Major Bus Service Additions Proposed For August 2019

A public hearing, preceded by a series of community meetings, has been scheduled to receive comments on major bus service improvements proposed for implementation in August 2019. These changes also represent a major step in the creation of a long-range Transit System Plan for the DART service area.

The community meetings will seek input on long-range opportunities and provide an update on near-term DART projects. Each meeting will include an open house to view displays and discuss DART's 2045 Transit System Plan; highlights of the plan include:
  • DART's committed capital expansion program;
  • DART's transit service strategies for the future;
  • Streetcar and regional opportunities beyond our 13-city service area, and more.
A formal presentation of the August 2019 service change proposals will follow.


Basic components of the service change proposals include:

ESTABLISHMENT OF A CORE FREQUENT ROUTE NETWORK

CORE FREQUENT ROUTE NETWORK

These routes could be upgraded to rail standards - 15 minutes peak, 20 minutes midday, 20-30 minutes other times. Some are also targeted in the Route Restructuring section for straightening and/or realignment to reduce duplication.

ROUTE CORRIDOR DESCRIPTION
OF CHANGES
404 Westmoreland Realignment on south end*
409 Peak/Haskell Parkland-MLK, Jr. stations only*
466 Ledbetter Buckner Station-AEFES*
467 Buckner Frequency change only
583 Skillman Realignment near the Village, Timber Creek*
Note: Routes 11, 164 & 592 already offer frequent service
* For more detail, see Route Restructuring section

CONTINUATION OF THE ROUTE RESTRUCTURING PROJECT

ROUTE RESTRUCTURING

This extends the project begun in 2018, including realignment of some routes recommended for Core Frequent status.


52 Route would be realigned to operate primarily along Singleton.


59 Route would be realigned to operate primarily along Bickers and Bernal.


404 Southern end of route would be moved from Beckleymeade to Wheatland (see Route 453); it would be part of Frequent Route Network.


409 Route would be shortened to operate between Parkland and MLK, Jr. stations (see New Route 426 for service on remaining portion); it would be part of Frequent Route Network.


426 (NEW) New route would replace remainder of Route 409 between MLK, Jr. and Illinois stations.


428 Route would be realigned in the NorthPark/Park Lane station area.


453 Southern end would be realigned to serve Beckleymeade, replacing Route 404, with Chaucer service provided by Route 547; route change only.


466 Route would be realigned to operate along Ledbetter Drive between Buckner Station and Army/Air Force Exchange Service; it would be part of Frequent Route Network.


502/583 Routes would trade segments on southern end, with 583 serving the Village and Timber Creek and 502 serving Abrams and Lovers Lane; 583 would be part of Frequent Route Network.


547 Route would be realigned to replace service previously provided by Routes 453 and 466.

EXPRESS BUS RE-ROUTING IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS

To improve scheduling efficiency and eliminate long loops in the downtown Dallas area, DART's six remaining express routes would be modified as follows:

205 Morning trips would enter downtown area on St. Paul and Elm streets and afternoon trips would be moved from Main to Commerce; the connection with Route 183 would be maintained.


206, 278 Both routes would follow the same alignment, entering downtown Dallas along Young and Griffin streets, Ross Ave. and McKinnon Street, terminating at Market Center Station; outbound service would operate on Harry Hines, Ross, Griffin and Wood with all other route segments, including service on Main Street, discontinued.


208, 210 Both routes would follow the same alignment, entering downtown Dallas on Elm, Lamar, Young and Akard streets, terminating at Cedars Station; outbound service would follow a similar alignment, using Commerce instead of Elm, with all other route alignments, including service on Ross and Main, discontinued.


283 Route would continue to enter downtown Dallas on Elm Street, then travel over Lamar, Young and Akard streets, terminating at Cedars Station; outbound service would follow a similar alignment, using Commerce instead of Young.


MISCELLANEOUS SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS

SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS
Improving schedule efficiency during peak periods would be the focus on the following routes, completing a five-year plan:

11, 81, 82, 111, 350, 428, 504, 513, 525, 536, 541, 571, 841.

Note: Route decisions made following the public hearing process may determine whether or not certain schedule modifications take place in August.

Pre-Public Hearing Community Meetings

Juntas comunitarias previas a la audiencia pública

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Martes, 19 de febrero de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
(Open House at 6:00 p.m.)*
Plano Municipal Center
1520 K Avenue #300 Room A, Plano, TX 75074

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Martes, 19 de febrero de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
(Open House at 6:00 p.m.)*
Grauwyler Recreation Center
7780 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75235

Thursday, February 21, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Jueves, 21 de febrero de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
(Open House at 6:00 p.m.)*
Irving City Hall (Council Chambers)
825 West Irving Boulevard, Irving, TX 75060

Monday, February 25, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Lunes, 25 de febrero de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
(Open House at 6:00 p.m.)*
Skillman/Southwestern Branch Library
5707 Skillman Street, Dallas, TX 75206

Monday, February 25, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Lunes, 25 de febrero de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
(Open House at 6:00 p.m.)*
Lochwood Branch Library
11221 Lochwood Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75218

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Miércoles, 27 de febrero de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
(Open House at 6:00 p.m.)*
Addison Conference Center
15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

Thursday, February 28, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Jueves, 28 de febrero de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
(Open House at 6:00 p.m.)*
UNT Dallas (Room 102 in Dal 1)
7300 University Hills Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75241

Monday, March 4, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Lunes, 4 de marzo de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
(Open House at 6:00 p.m.)*
Oak Cliff Family YMCA
6701 S. Hampton Road, Dallas, TX 75232

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Martes, 5 de marzo de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
(Open House at 6:00 p.m.)*
Dallas West Branch Library
2332 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75212

Thursday, March 7, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Jueves, 7 de marzo de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
(Open House at 6:00 p.m.)*
Lenore Kirk Hall Elementary School - Library
2120 Keats Drive, Dallas, TX 75211

Saturday, March 9, 2019 • 12 p.m. (noon)
Sábado, 9 de marzo de 2019 • 12 p.m. (a mediodía)
(Open House at 11:30 a.m.)*
DART Headquarters - Board Room
1401 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202

Monday, March 11, 2019 • 12 p.m. (noon)
Lunes, 11 de marzo de 2019 • 12 p.m. (a mediodía)
(Open House at 11:30 a.m.)*
DART Headquarters - Board Room
1401 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202

*Reuniones a puertas abiertas

Public Hearing

Audiencia pública

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
Martes, 12 de marzo de 2019 • 6:30 p.m.
DART Headquarters - Board Room
1401 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202

Process for Receiving Comments

The DART Board of Directors encourages public comments on the night of the public hearing or in writing beforehand. Those desiring to speak should contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2543 to register. Advance registration will be accepted until 1 p.m. on the day of the hearing. Those who have not preregistered may sign up immediately before the hearing begins and will be scheduled to speak after those who have pre-registered. In addition, written comments received any time before the hearing is adjourned will become a part of the official hearing record. Written comments may be submitted the night of the hearing or mailed in advance to:

DART Service Changes Proposals - August 2019
P.O. Box 660163 - 1401 Pacific Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75266-7232


Those sending comments should include their name, address and telephone number.

Notice for the Hearing and Visually Impaired

If you wish to attend the Public Hearing and need sign language interpretation, please notify DART at least 24 hours in advance by calling the Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) number: 214/749-3628. A Braille version of materials will also be made available upon request.

For Additional Information
Please contact
DART Community Engagement
at 214-749-2543

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