I basked in the glow of this monitor during one of my commutes last week. It was the first time I’d ever seen such screens on a DART train, and I haven’t seen any since then, so I emailed DART spokesman Morgan Lyons to ask what the deal was.
“They were installed as a demonstration during a rail conference we hosted in June,” Lyons said via email. “They will be on the new buses we’re putting in service later this year, and we wanted to see how they work on trains.”
Lyons said the monitors are on only two cars. There are no plans to put them on the full fleet; the buses are the priority.
He didn’t answer my question about what we commuters might see on the monitors besides the DART logo. So, fellow strap hangers, what would you like to watch?