On Tuesday, January 17 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CST, DART will be holding an interactive Twitter chat regarding the July and December 2012 Bus Service Change Proposals. DART will be tweeting from the @DARTMedia account. Follow the conversation using #2012DART.

DART staff will be taking questions regarding DART's proposed changes and answering as many of them as they can.

We are limited to an hour and many questions may require a broader explanation. Those inquiries will be responded to later and posted on DART.org.

The conversation on Twitter marked with the hashtag #2012DART will be tracked and will be included as a part of the official public record regarding the agency's proposed bus service changes for 2012.

Due to the official element of this discussion, @DARTMedia will only be addressing 2012 bus service change related questions during this hour. Other questions will be addressed once the #2012DART chat is complete.

Questions or comments with obscene language, vulgarity, personal attacks or those meant solely to provoke other readers and/or DART staff will not be addressed.

Before participating in the chat, you may want to review DART's July and December 2012 Bus Service Change Proposals.

Want to get your question in early? Tweet @DARTMedia using #2012DART anytime before the chat.

Don't have time to participate in the chat, but would like to submit a formal comment? Participate in one of the agency's community meetings or the public hearing or submit a comment online.

Please bear with us, this is the first time we've tried anything like this and there's bound to be a bit of a learning curve. However, we are committed to being as transparent as possible and answering all of your questions, even if they are not covered during the one hour chat.

New to Twitter chatting? Here are a couple of tips to get you started:
  • Create a free account at Twitter.com
  • Search for @DARTMedia and follow the account
  • At 1 p.m. visit Twitter and search for #2012DART (another very user-friendly interface is Tweetchat.com) and you will be able to view the chat in real time.
  • To participate, ask your question or comment and include the hashtag #2012DART in your tweet. Make sure the entire question or comment, including the hashtag, is 140 characters or less.