Dallas Area Rapid Transit

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, is the transit agency for Dallas, Texas and the suburbs of Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Richardson, Rowlett, Plano and University Park.

History

The Dallas Transit System (DTS) was the publicly owned mass transit service operated by the City of Dallas, Texas, from 1964 to 1988.

Prior to DTS, the company was formerly known as

DART was created on August 13, 1983 as a regional replacement for the Dallas Transit System, though formal acquisition of the Dallas Transit System wasn't complete until 1988. [1]

Fares

Current

Facilities

Office/HQ

  • Address: 1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX 75202
  • Phone:
    • Administrative Offices: 214-749-3278
    • Customer Care Center: 214-749-3333
    • Customer Information Center: 214-979-1111

Bus

DART numbers its bus routes according to the type of route. The entire DART Bus Network was reorganized on 24 January 2022 as part of the DARTZoom program.

Routes (Effective 24 Jan 2022)

Maps & schedules

All routes operate seven days a week unless otherwise noted. Routes serving Downtown Dallas in Bold.

Frequent Route Network (Routes 1-99)

Local routes with seven-day service, weekday peak frequencies of 15 minutes, mid-day frequencies of 15-to-20 minutes and off-peak frequencies of 15-to-30 minutes. Routes 1, 3 and 9 offer 15 minute mid-day frequencies seven days a week; all other Frequent Route Network lines operate with every 20 minutes during mid-day hours.

  • 1 Malcolm X-Maple
  • 3 Ross
  • 9 Jefferson-Gaston
  • 13 Ervay
  • 15 Buckner
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 17 Skillman
  • 18 Samuell
  • 20 Northwest Highway
  • 22 Forest Lane
  • 23 Haskell
  • 25 Cockrell Hill North
  • 27 Ridgecrest
  • 28 Singleton
  • 30 Lake June
  • 38 Ledbetter
  • 41 Bonnie View
  • 45 Marsalis
  • 47 Polk
  • 55 Love Link
  • 57 Westmoreland

Local Routes (Routes 100-199)

Local routes with seven-day service, weekday peak frequencies of 15 minutes and mid-day/off-peak/weekend frequencies of 30 minutes.

  • 101 Hampton
  • 102 Ft. Worth
  • 103 Cedar Springs
  • 104 Illinois
  • 105 Henderson
  • 106 Bickers
  • 108 Camp Wisdom
  • 109 Beckley
  • 114 East Oak Cliff (bi-directional loop; both the clockwise and counter-clockwise routes operate on 30 minute headways)

Local Coverage Routes (Routes 200-299)

Lower density local routes with seven-day service, weekeday peak frequencies of 30 minutes and mid-day/off-peak frequencies of 40-to-60 minutes (routes with 60 minute mid-day/weekend headways noted with (#); all other routes operate 40 minutes off-peak)

  • 200 Spring Valley
  • 202 Buckingham
  • 203 Centerville
  • 204 Miller
  • 207 Lemmon (#)
  • 209 Cole (#)
  • 212 La Prada
  • 213 Harry Hines
  • 214 Lindsley
  • 215 Kiest
  • 216 Everglade (#)
  • 217 Lancaster Ramona
  • 218 Military
  • 219 Sylvan (#)
  • 220 Scyene
  • 221 Merrifield (#)
  • 222 Regal Row
  • 223 Clark (#)
  • 224 I-30 Broadway
  • 225 Nursery
  • 226 Clarendon
  • 227 O'Connor
  • 228 Simpson Stuart
  • 229 MacArthur
  • 230 Irving Blvd DFW
  • 231 S Belt Line
  • 232 Frankford
  • 233 Josey
  • 234 Parker
  • 235 Timberglen-Midway
  • 236 W 15th
  • 237 Preston
  • 238 Naaman Forest
  • 239 Dallas-Addison-NW Plano
  • 240 Campbell
  • 241 Coit
  • 242 Walnut Hill
  • 243 Plano
  • 245 Shiloh
  • 247 Jupiter
  • 249 Columbia
  • 250 E Belt Line
  • 251 Saturn

Express Routes (Routes 300-399; Monday-through-Friday only)

These routes operate during weekday peak hours only, operating from suburban locations to Downtown Dallas

  • 305 Addison Transit Center
  • 306 Glenn Heights Park & Ride
  • 308 Northwest Plano Park & Ride
  • 378 Red Bird Transit Center
  • 383 Lake Ray Hubbard Transit Center

Shuttle Routes (Routes 400-499)

Shuttle routes operated primarily via third-party operators (Routes 402, 434, 435 and 436 are directly operated by DART) with funding via DART's Site-Specific Shuttle program

  • 402 NorthPark Center Shuttle
  • 407 Baylor South Shuttle (Monday-Friday)
  • 408 Galatyn Park Shuttle (Monday-Friday)
  • 412 Medical City Shuttle (Monday-Friday)
  • 413 TI Forest Lane Shuttle (Monday-Friday)
  • 417 TI Main North Shuttle (Monday-Friday)
  • 418 Baylor South Shuttle (Monday-Friday)
  • 419 TI Main South Shuttle (Monday-Friday)
  • 421 Baylor Bryan Tower (Monday-Friday)
  • 422 SWMD South Shuttle (Monday-Friday)
  • 423 SWMD North Shuttle (Monday-Friday)
  • 425 M-Line Streetcar (McKinney Ave Transit Authority; internal DART route number)
  • 434 Parkland Harry Hines
  • 435 Parkland Medical/Market Center
  • 436 Parkland Empire Central (Monday-Friday)
  • 440 SMU Express (Monday-Saturday)
  • 442 Museum Express
  • 883 UTD Comet Cruiser

Rail Shuttle Routes (Routes 500-599)

These routes are primarily operated in the event of inclement weather or other service disruptions. The route numbers are publicized on external documents, however, despite being primarily internal identifiers, they may be displayed on bus headsigns. Routes listed below are used for full rail network shutdowns (Inclement Weather Operating Scenario 2) due to inclement weather (stations in bold are served by shuttle buses in case of a partial rail network shutdown (Inclement Weather Operating Scenario 1) where service is limited to within the I-635/LBJ Freeway loop):

  • 547 West End, Bachman, Walnut Hill/Denton, Royal Lane, Farmers Branch stations (Green Line)
  • 548 Rosa Parks Plaza, Farmers Branch, Downtown Carrollton, Trinity Mills, North Carrollton/Frankford (Green Line)
  • 549 West End, Bachman, University of Dallas, Las Colinas Urban Center, Irving Convention Center, Hidden Ridge, Dallas College North Lake Campus, Belt Line, DFW Airport (Orange Line)
  • 550 Rosa Parks Plaza, 8th/Corinth, Dallas Zoo, Tyler/Vernon, Hampton, Westmoreland (Red Line)
  • 551 Rosa Parks Plaza, 8th/Corinth, Morrell, Illinois, Keist, VA Medical Center, Ledbetter, Camp Wisdom, UNT Dallas (Blue Line)
  • 552 Pearl/Arts District, LBJ/Skillman, Forest/Jupiter, Downtown Garland, Downtown Rowlett (Blue Line)
  • 553 Pearl/Arts District, LBJ/Central, Spring Valley, Arapaho Center, Galatyn Park, CityLine/Bush, Downtown Plano, Parker Road (Red/Orange Line)
  • 554 Pearl/Arts District, Lawnview, Lake June, Buckner (Green Line)
  • 555 West End, Victory, Market Center, Southwestern Medical District/Parkland, Inwood/Love Field, Burbank, Bachman (Green/Orange)
  • 556 Rosa Parks Plaza, Union Station, Convention Center, Cedars, 8th/Corinth (Red/Blue)
  • 557 Pearl/Arts District, Cityplace/Uptown, SMU/Mockingbird, White Rock, Lake Highlands, LBJ/Skillman (Blue)
  • 558 Pearl/Arts District, SMU/Mockingbird, Lovers Lane, Park Lane, Walnut Hill, Forest Lane, LBJ/Central (Red/Orange)
  • 559 Pearl/Arts District, Deep Ellum, Baylor University Medical Center, Fair Park, MLK Jr., Hatcher, Lawnview (Green)
  • 560 West End, Akard, St. Paul, Pearl/Arts District (Downtown Shuttle)

Former Numbering Scheme

This was the previous DART route numbering scheme through 23 January 2022:

  • 1-199: Local routes, serving Downtown Dallas (100-series routes operated on portions of freeways/tollways to/from Downtown Dallas)
  • 200-series: Express routes, limited-stop service generally using 40-foot vehicles with reclining seats (though "local" buses will occasionally be spotted on these routes and vice versa)
  • 300-series: "Suburban" routes, local routes originating at a transit center
  • 400-series: Crosstown routes, local routes connecting widely separated areas
  • 500-series: Rail feeder routes, local routes originating at a rail station
  • 700-800 series: Specialized shuttle routes [1] which primarily recieve third-party funding

Facilities

East Dallas Operations Facilities Complex

  • Address: 4209 Main St., Dallas, TX 75266 & 4127 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75266
  • Capacity: 224 Buses

Northwest Bus Maintenance

  • Address: 2424 Webb Chapel Extension, Dallas, TX 75220-5702
  • Capacity: 222 Buses

South Oak Cliff Bus Operations Facility

  • Address: 3422 E. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75203-4617
  • Capacity: 215 Buses

Bus roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
38001-38030 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 38025-a.JPG 2012-2013 NABI 31-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 459 bus order consisting of both 31' and 40' units [2]
39001-39156 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 39037-a.JPG 2011-2012 NABI 40-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 459 bus order.
  • 39001 was used as a demonstrator unit.
  • This order replaced most of Nova Bus RTS's in the fleet.
  • First DART buses to use CNG (as opposed to LNG). Also, first DART order to come equipped with Allison transmissions since the MCI's.
40001-40033 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 40011-a.jpg 2013-2014 NABI 31-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 459 bus order.
  • 2014 models.
41001-41151 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 41028-a.jpg 2014 NABI 40-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 459 bus order.
  • This order replaced most of Nova Bus RTS's in the fleet.
42001-42089 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 42089-a.jpg 2014 NABI 40-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Remainder of the 459 bus order.
42090-42106 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 42099-a.JPG 2015 NABI 40-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 63-bus option order to the 459 bus order.[3]
43001-43046 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 43008-a.JPG 2016-2017 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 63-bus option order to the 459 bus order.[3]
  • Suburban configuration without rear door.
  • Primarily assigned to 300-series Express routes, but are often used during off-peak hours on local routes, including on weekends.
44001-44123 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 44073-a.JPG 2017 ARBOC Spirit of Mobility
  • Used on lower density/capacity fixed routes.
45001-45007 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 45001-a.jpg 2017 Proterra Catalyst BE35 FC UQM HD220 Eaton EEV-7202
  • Purchased with a federal grant and is expected to be delivered in late 2016.[4]
46001-46041 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 46035-a.jpg 2019 NFI XN40

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-136 1985 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Many units (throughout various DART orders) were bought by Intermountain Coach in Colorado Springs, CO. Some units were spotted under their possession and on ebay as late as summer 2009.[5]
    • 1 unit (1985 model) was bought by a private owner for an RV conversion in South Dakota in summer 2009. It was sold or scrapped in 2012.[6]
  • Some units (1985 models) were bought by Colonial Coach Lines/Colonial Bus Sales in Mt. Prospect, IL. They became their 500 series.
    • 518 (Lic. Plate: 47 085 H; reused on another bus), 530 & an unknown unit were listed for sale in 2004.[7][8][9] 1 unit was sold in 2004 while the other 2 units likely remained for sale for years.
    • 524 was spotted at on the property in August 2011.[10]
137 1985 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Ex-demo
138-139 1990 Flxible Metro "B" CNG
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10G
701-750 1978 GMC RTS-01
(TH-8201)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
  • 701-747 were made surplus by the Neoplan order and sold to NFTA in 1987.
    • No further information on whether 748-750 continued service after 1987.
801-856, 858-870 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
  • Formerly Dallas Transit System same numbers.
  • 857 was rejected and resold to Saudi Arabia.
  • 1 unit was found in a storage lot known as Diesel Tech in Pflugerville, TX in 2012. However it has since closed.[11]
901-985 1981 Grumman Flxible 870
(40102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
1001-1104 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • 1025 was bought by a private owner for an RV conversion project. It was listed on Facebook Marketplace in McAlester, OK on 5/11/2021.[12]
1105-1128 1984 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • 1125 was found in Austin, TX in December 2013; (Lic. plate: 453-897).[13]
1201-1292 1986 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • See series page for detailed disposition info
1301-1392, 1401-1407, 1451-1460 1985 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Ex-5001-5030, 5175-5204, 5031-5046, 5159-5174, 5047-5053, 5157-5158, 5139-5156.
  • See series page for detailed disposition info
4001-4030 1986 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Retired in 2000-2002.
  • See series page for detailed disposition info
4100-4119 1998 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison
4200-4252 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4210-a.jpg 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
Cummins M11 ZF 5HP590
  • 4200 was a pilot bus.
  • 4208 was spotted for sale circa 2014.[14]
4300-4349 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4317-a.jpeg 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD LNG
(RTWFD82L)
Cummins L10G ZF 5HP590
  • 4300 was a pilot bus.
  • First DART buses to use an alternative fuel source (LNG).
4400-4454 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4408-a.jpeg 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
Cummins M11 ZF 5HP590
4500-4589 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD LNG
(RTWFD82L)
Cummins L10G ZF 5HP590
4600-4731 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4628-a.jpg 1999 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
Cummins ISM ZF 5HP590C
4732-4742 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4733-a.jpg 2000 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
Cummins ISM ZF 5HP590C
4800-4909 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4863-a.jpg 2000 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTS82)
Cummins ISM ZF 5HP590C
  • Last DART order to have roof-mounted Sutrak HVAC units; all orders since have used rear-mounted Sutrak HVAC units.
5001-5204 1985 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • 5001-5030 renumbered to 1301-1330.
  • 5031-5046 renumbered to 1361-1376.
  • 5047-5053 renumbered to 1401-1407.
  • 5139-5156 renumbered to 1453-1460.
  • 5157-5158 renumbered to 1451-1452.
  • 5159-5174 renumbered to 1377-1392.
  • 5175-5204 renumbered to 1331-1360.
  • See series page for detailed disposition info
5200-5259 2001 Champion CT300
5400-5430 2002 Champion CT800
5500-5544 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 5509-a.jpeg 2001-2002 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(82VW)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR ZF 5HP592C
5600-5644 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 5600-a.jpg 2001-2002 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD LNG
(40x102)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G ZF 5HP592C
  • Last order of RTS built by Nova Bus.
  • Last buses built in North America using the V-Drive powertrain configuration.
  • Last LNG-powered bus order for DART.
5700 (1st) 2002 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(82VWS)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 5HP592C
  • Ordered, but not delivered due to Nova Bus withdrawing from the United States market.
  • Suburban configuration, no rear door.
  • Sold by Millennium Transit Services to Artesia Bulldogs as Mack I.
    • Later sold to Gunnison Valley RTA in Gunnison, CO (lic. plate: 409-QTA), where it remains active as of June 2016.[15]
5700-5779 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 5734-a.jpg 2003-2004 NABI 416.14 Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR ZF 5HP592C
  • 2003 models.
  • Only 5700 was built in 2003.
  • Suburban, single-door configuration.
  • Usually ran on 200-series Express routes, but could be found on some local, suburban, and crosstown routes as well.
  • Retired in 2015-2018.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
8201-8299, 8301-8326 1991 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-741
8400-8466 1984 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
8467-8497 1985 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
8498-8501 1985 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 12128, 12118, 12115, 12114; bought in 1987.
8501-8537 (2nd) 1991 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-741
  • 8513 and a few other units were bought by Rochester City Lines; new fleet numbers included 63 & 64. 8513 was later spotted in Canandaigua, NY likely under private ownership on 8/2/2016.
  • Another unit was spotted on ebay.
8502-8503 1986 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 12121, 12127; bought in 1987.
8504-8506 1985 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 12117, 12119-12120; bought in 1987.
8507 1983 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 45114; bought in 1988.
8508-8514 1984 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 25166, 22116, 12114, 22114, 13126, 35121, 19111; bought in 1988.
8515-8516 1984 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 35124, 31102; bought in 1989.
8517 1985 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 14115; bought in 1989.
8518 1984 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 31103; bought in 1989.
  • Returned in 1989.
8519-8524 ? Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 25168-25169, 12116, 13114-13116; bought in 1989.
  • Returned in 1989.
36001-36112 2012 ARBOC Spirit of Mobility
  • Used on DART Flex Service.

DART Paratransit roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
81xx IC Bus/ElDorado National Aero Elite

Light Rail

See Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail history for a historical summary of the lines

Lines

Maps & schedules

  • Red Line (Opened in 1996, completed in its current state in 2002)
  • Blue Line (Opened in 1996, completed in its current state in 2016)
  • Green Line (Opened in 2009, completed in its current state in 2010) [1]
  • Orange Line (Opened in 2012, completed in its current state in 2014) [1]

Facilities

Central Rail Operating Facility

  • Address: Oak Lane, Dallas, TX 75220
  • Capacity: 125 LRVs

Northwest Rail Operating Facility

  • Address: Denton Dr. & Lombardy Ln., Dallas, TX 75220
  • Capacity: 80 LRVs

Roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
101-140 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 105-a.jpg 1996 Kinki Sharyo 2-section articulated Converted to 3-section in 2009-2011.
141-195 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 173-a.jpg 1999-2000 Kinki Sharyo 2-section articulated Converted to 3-section in 2009-2011.
196-215 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 213-a.jpg 2005 Kinki Sharyo 2-section articulated Converted to 3-section in 2009-2011.
216-263 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 255-a.jpg 2010 Kinki Sharyo 3-section articulated

Dallas Streetcar

Roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
301-302 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 301-a.jpg 2015 Brookville Liberty
303-304 2016 Brookville Liberty


Cotton Belt Silver Line

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
8 trains X 4 passengers cars + 1 engines car per train 2022 Stadler Rail FLIRT
  • Update design
  • Deliveries from June 2022 through April 2023

External Links

References