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

NOTICE OF DART PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 AT 6:30 P.M.

DART SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT ON PLANS TO RESTORE BUS SERVICE

A virtual Public Hearing, and an in-person Community Meeting, have been scheduled 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.

PRE-PUBLIC HEARING COMMUNITY MEETING
Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.
DART Headquarters - Board Room
1401 Pacific Ave, Dallas, Texas 75202


DART encourages you to read the latest Dallas County guidance at dallascounty.org/covid-19 in making your decision to attend this event. Attendees must enter DART Headquarters from Akard Street and will undergo temperature screening prior to entry. Face coverings or masks will be required while in the building and social distancing protocols will be in place. Contact DART Community Affairs, 214-749-2590, for additional details regarding this meeting. Additionally, virtual presentations will be available on all DART Social Media platforms.
Click here to view the presentation (opens in a new window).

PUBLIC HEARING
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.


Process for Receiving Comments
In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and employees, DART will conduct a virtual public hearing regarding the proposed October 2020 service change recommendations. Instead of speaking directly to the Board, all comments must be submitted via the comment card found on DART vehicles or email to [email protected]. Comments received prior to the conclusion of the hearing will become part of the official hearing record.

Additionally, written comments may be submitted by mail to:
October 2020 Service Change Proposals
P.O. Box 660163 - 1401 Pacific Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75266-7232

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

To view the public hearing visit DART.org/BoardVideo and select "Board of Directors Live"







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3RD 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 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

Thursday, August 6th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
3rd Quarter Community Meeting - Coppell / Cypress Waters

Wednesday, August 12th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
3rd Quarter Community Meeting - Carrollton
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Call in number: 469-676-0717
Conference ID: 132 579 659

Thursday, August 13th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
3rd Quarter Community Meeting - Addison
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Call in number: 469-676-0717
Conference ID: 631 160 305
Thursday, August 20th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
3rd Quarter Community Meeting - Plano / Richardson
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Call in number: 469-676-0717
Conference ID: 562 156 23

Thursday, August 27th - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
3rd Quarter Community Meeting - Dallas
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Call in number: 469-676-0717
Conference ID: 578 960 65
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.


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