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Notice of DART Silver Line Regional Rail Virtual Quarterly Community Meetings October 2020 Service Change Virtual Public Hearing Information

4TH QUARTER COMMUNITY MEETING SERIES
Notice of DART Silver Line Regional Rail
Virtual Quarterly Community Meetings

You are invited to attend a virtual quarterly community meeting in your respective city to review the progress of the DART Silver Line Regional Rail Project. DART and the Design-Build Contractor will be on hand to outline the latest developments and answer your questions.

The project will provide regional rail service along the 26-mile long Silver Line Corridor from DFW International Airport to Plano.

Presentations during these meetings will include:
  • Updated project drawings showing track configurations and station layout;
  • Status of track grade separations (bridges);
  • Betterments Program Progress;
  • Station Design Progress;
  • Design-Builder's early design and construction schedule;
  • A general summary of project information; and,
  • Identification of contacts for FAQs and community concerns.

Quarterly Community Meeting Schedule

Coppell / Cypress Waters
Monday, November 9th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Call in number: 469-676-0717
Conference ID: 667 107 367

Carrollton
Wednesday, November 11th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Phone #: 469-391-0632
Conference ID: 629 119 187

Addison
Thursday, November 12th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Phone #: 469-391-0632
Conference ID: 311 726 831

Richardson
Monday, November 16th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Phone #: 469-391-0632
Conference ID: 706 487 124

Plano
Tuesday, November 17th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Phone #: 469-391-0632
Conference ID: 322 006 889

Dallas
Wednesday, November 18th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Phone #: 469-391-0632
Conference ID: 151 919 874

Silver Line Regional Rail map
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For Additional Information: Please visit DART.org/silverline or
contact DART Community Engagement at 214-749-2543.


DART PLANS TO RESTORE BUS SERVICE

A virtual Public Hearing, and an in-person Community Meeting, were held to receive comments on proposed system-wide service adjustments aimed at gradual restoration of service in effect prior to April 6, 2020. Under the proposal: certain routes and services would be returned to pre-pandemic status; some routes would increase frequency due to returning ridership; others will be evaluated for improvement based on performance; and two GoLink zones would be added. These proposed changes would result in a small number of routes being eliminated or replaced.

Recommendations fall under four basic categories:
  1. Higher volume bus routes and light rail service would offer 20-minute frequency Weekdays until 7 p.m., and 30-minute frequency thereafter (Service affected: Red, Blue, Green and Orange lines, Routes 11, 404, 409, 466, 467, 583, 592).

  2. High ridership bus routes would return to normal pre-pandemic service levels (Routes 2, 31, 36, 39, 52, 59, 63, 81/82, 110, 164, 360, 401, 408, 426, 445, 486, 488, 527, 528, 533, 534, 547, 549, 554).

  3. Bus routes not included in categories 1, 2 or 4, plus the TRE, would continue to operate at the modified emergency service levels until they meet ridership-based criteria to resume normal service.

    40 routes and TRE could resume normal service in 2021 (12, 19, 24, 26, 29, 60, 76, 111, 161, 402, 403, 405, 410, 415, 428, 444, 451, 452, 453, 463, 475, 501, 506, 522, 524, 525, 526, 529, 531, 535, 538, 541, 542, 544, 551, 553, 555, 574, 593, 597, TRE).

    48 routes will remain at emergency service levels (21, 35, 84, 183, 205, 206, 208, 278, 283, 333, 347, 350, 361, 362, 372, 374, 376, 377, 378, 380, 500, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 509, 510, 513, 514, 515, 516, 521, 532, 536, 560, 566, 568, 571, 582, 591, 594, 595, 702, 749, 841, 843, 870).

  4. Lower ridership routes with alternate or duplicate service available would be discontinued, modified, or replaced (Routes 27, 42, 155, 210, 211, 385*, 585**, 840*, 887).
* Two new GoLink Zones, Southeast Garland and South Irving, will be introduced to replace routes 385 and 840. These GoLink services would operate on weekdays only.
** The proposal includes modifying route 585 to operate exclusively between Forest Lane and LBJ/Central Station.

Additionally, the Western Carrollton GoLink Zone, which has been operating on a trial basis since May 11, 2020, would become permanent for the duration of outside funding.

If approved by the Board, these changes would be implemented on Monday, October 19, 2020.

A virtual presentation was made available on all DART Social Media platforms.
Click here to view the presentation (opens in a new window).

To view the public hearing visit DART.org/BoardVideo. (Select Board of Directors Archive link for Aug 11, 2020)








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