5 Reasons Why You Should Check Out the New DARTzoom

 

August 2019

Fun fact: the DART’s light rail system is the longest in the US, at over 96 miles long! But we aren’t here to tell you about the light rail. The DART also operates a commuter rail, the Dallas Street Car, HOV lanes and buses, which run on natural and electric energy! And just this month in August 2019, The Dart upgraded and improved almost half of its bus routes, and launched its new DARTzoom! Beyond the route upgrades too are plenty of awesome bus benefits now too. 

We rode it last week and were blown away with the cleanliness and accommodations there were! So what are these changes?!


MORE DIRECT BUS ROUTES

MORE DIRECT BUS ROUTES

The DART has enhanced almost 50% of its bus routes and 7 of those carry 13,500 passengers collectively! That is a lot of people, so DART wanted to make sure they were being the most efficient with their routes, revamping them to be as direct as possible, by taking into account direct user feedback! And if you’re wondering what some of the areas these routes go to are? West Dallas, Oak Cliff, the Medical District, Northeast Dallas, South Dallas, Plano and more!


EXPANDED SERVICE HOURS

EXPANDED SERVICE HOURS

The DARTzoom bus routes will now begin even earlier (4-4:30 am depending on the route) and go all the way until 10 pm-midnight. And these expanded service hours will run on both weekdays and weekends!


REDUCED WAIT TIME

REDUCED WAIT TIME

But that isn’t all - you won’t just get to access the DARTzoom for longer periods of time each day, but also you’ll find more buses coming more often! Additionally, the DART is improving their on-time arrivals and departures too.


UPGRADED SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE

UPGRADED SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE

Safety is a huge importance when waiting for a bus and now there are more shelters, benches and lighting! But this is the best part: once you’re on the bus, there are cameras there to protect you. AND on the convenience side, there are now USB charging ports on renovated DARTzoom buses - that is a huge win!


A SWEEPSTAKES YOU CAN ENTER

A SWEEPSTAKES YOU CAN ENTER

Lastly, through September 30, you can ride the DART, snap a photo of the experience, post it to social media and use #DARTzoom to enter to win a plethora of prizes! And your bus operator will be eligible to win prizes too!


This article was sponsored by DART.