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Transportation

Will Dallas’ New Vision Zero Plan Actually Save Lives?

The idea of Vision Zero is noble: one traffic death is one too many. But does the strategy work?
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Transportation

DART’s Future Starts with a New Bus Network. Should Free Transit Be Next?

The transit agency will be charging no fares from Jan. 24 to 30. Why not make free rides a more permanent feature?
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Transportation

The 6 Things Dallas Should Ask for from the Biden Infrastructure Bill

Mayor Johnson’s letter of transit priorities to Secretary Buttigieg missed the mark. Here is what Dallas should be gunning for in the bill.
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Transportation

DART Ramping Up to Debut of New Bus Network

Expanded zones for the transit agency’s ride hailing service go into effect next week ahead of the full network being implemented next month.
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Local News

Dallas Has the Second-Worst Traffic Fatality Rate in the Country

The city has a long way to go if it wants to reach its goal of zero annual traffic deaths by 2030.

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Local News

Dallas Wants to Develop Some of Those Empty Parking Lots Around DART Stations

The exceptions, like Mockingbird Station, prove the de facto rule in Dallas: many light rail stations are surrounded by little more than unused parking spaces.
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Good Public Transit

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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Local News

DART Adjusts Planned Subway Line So It Won’t Surface in Deep Ellum

Previously, DART wanted the subway to surface on Good Latimer. Now, it’ll stay in downtown—underground.
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Bicycles

Biking in Dallas ‘Feels Like a Death Wish.’ Hopefully That Is Beginning to Change

As council members bike to City Hall to raise awareness around cycling, a Vox report reminds us how dangerous Dallas is for bicyclists.
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Good Public Transit

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.