50 for 50 | Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is much more than a yellow bus; it’s a way to discover all that Dallas and 12 surrounding cities have to offer. DART’s modern public transit services and customer facilities are customized to make your trip as fast, comfortable and economical as possible.
If you’re headed to the American Airlines Center for a concert, a Dallas Stars hockey game, or a Dallas Mavericks basketball game, the DART Rail or the Trinity Railway Express (provided by Trinity Metro and DART) make access to the events hassle-free. With the State Fair of Texas opening back up in 2021, you will want to use DART Rail to make travel to the Fair and home again a breeze. Free parking is even available at many rail stations. The DART Rail also seamlessly opens a world of opportunities to North Texans by transporting them to the DFW Airport Station or the Inwood/Love Field Station to catch a flight.
The power of DART is now in your pocket with the DART GoPass app. From it, you can purchase passes or check the schedule of arrivals and departures. The app also features a trip planner to not only get you to your
destination, but also point out local events accessible by transit to help you plan your adventure.
DART was created in 1983 to replace a municipal bus system with expansion of the region’s transit network funded through a sales tax levied in member cities. The light rail began operations in 1996, and at over 93 miles with a 65-station network, has become the longest light rail system in the United States, with the fifth highest ridership.
The DART network includes Light Rail, Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services that transport more than 220,000 passengers daily across a service area of 700 square miles.
DART and Trinity Metro jointly operate the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail between Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as the Dallas Streetcar, the well-loved non-profit McKinney Avenue Streetcar.
DART recently celebrated 25 years of providing light rail service to the residents of North Texas, markedly improving the quality of life by providing fast and convenient access to work, school and healthcare. In those 25 years, more than 360 million passenger trips were made.
Expansion continues with DART’s Silver Line, the $1.2 billion rail project. The Silver Line will stop at ten stations from Plano to DFW Airport and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2023. To help accommodate rapid population growth in North Texas (an additional 120,000 residents last year!), thousands of square feet of office, residential and retail space have been, or are in the process of being developed along DART stations.
Whether you are headed to the airport to catch a flight, going to Victory Park for dinner, meeting a friend to shop or visiting the many museums North Texas has to offer, enjoy the trip by riding DART.