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DART Just Wasn’t Prepared for the Freezes. That Has To Change.

DART wasn’t ready for so much ice. As a result, “we bailed on our ability to be a lifeline” to riders, its CEO told the City Council.
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DART Explains Its Decision to Shut Down During the Freeze

Dallas Area Rapid Transit shut down for the first time in the agency’s history earlier this month.
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Transportation

What It’s Like to Use DART’s New Bus System

Dallas Area Rapid Transit rolled out its new bus network last Monday, attempting to increase frequency and reliability. Some things had to change. So how has the new network worked so far?
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America Needs to Kick Its Car Dependency. Are Local Investments in Urban Design the Answer?

A BBC report details the U.S. automobile dependency’s outsized contribution to global warming and suggests a solution can be found in trusting cities to improve urban spaces.
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It’s Official: DART Will Roll Out New Bus Service Plan in January

A redesigned bus network aims to make the public transit system easier to understand and use.

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How Traffic Studies Perpetuate a Traffic Congestion Obsession

The Texas Transportation Institute's new Urban Mobility Report peddles the myth that urban traffic congestion is a problem that can be solved
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Have We Reached Peak Return on Highway Infrastructure Investment?

A new report suggests that spending more federal money on the nation's highways won't necessarily result in a boost to the economy
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DART Hires Nadine Lee As New CEO

Lee, who comes to Dallas from Los Angeles, is an engineer with a background in planning bus systems and bus rapid transit
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How Urban Planning Consultants Can Shape the Future of Dallas

As it turns out, DART riders prefer better service over more service. How the agency got those results tells a powerful story about the nuts and bolts of urban planning.
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DART President Gary Thomas Retires, Creating Opportunity for New Era at Transit Agency

Thomas, whose long career at DART spans the build-out of its massive light rail system, steps down amidst pandemic-driven uncertainty around the future of public transit.