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Mark A. Ball
February 20, 2018
DART's GoLink expanding in Southern Dallas and Plano
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is introducing new mobility choices to Kleberg, Rylie, and a portion of the Inland Port in Southern Dallas County on February 26.
GoLink, a demand-response service, builds upon DART's existing On Call services by providing "last mile" access to and from the rest of the DART rail and bus network. The new neighborhood service is flexible and available when needed for work or to run errands.
Customers in several zones will be able to easily schedule on-demand trips using a new smartphone app called TapRide to receive curbside service. The TapRide app is free from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Just download the app to register, then enter how many passengers will travel. After selection you will receive a confirmation showing origin and destination points.
Customers without smartphones can order a ride too. Book a trip 30 minutes in advance by calling (214) 452-1827 to schedule a pick-up or drop-off.
Starting Feb. 26, three new Southern Dallas zones will begin. Those new zones are Inland Port, to serve a largely unserved industrial and commercial area out of UNT Dallas Station, and the Rylie and Kleberg zones which replace Route 842 FLEX service anchored at Buckner Station.
Route 842 buses will continue to operate until Mar. 26. Service hours will be expanded and for the first-time midday service will be available in Rylie and Kleberg.
Beginning Mar. 12, GoLink will replace the North Central Plano On Call service out of Parker Road Station. North Central GoLink service will also be extended north to serve the Chase Oaks area.
Expanded Plano service in the Legacy area, begins Mar. 26. It replaces Route 346 and the current Legacy Lunch service based at Northwest Plano Park & Ride.
A new zone Far North Plano will begin in late summer where no fixed routes currently exist. The area is bordered by Spring Creek Parkway, Custer, Ohio and SH 121.
DART will charge regular fares for the GoLink service from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays.
Additional information can be found at DART.org/GoLink or by calling (214) 979-1111.
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