Poll: Why Don’t You Ride DART?

What will it take to make your a public transportation patron?

Let's show some love to the lowly DART bus.  (photo by Ethene Lin/Flickr)
Let’s show some love to the lowly DART bus. (photo by Ethene Lin/Flickr)
Photography by Matthew Shelley

Last week over on StreetSmart, Bobby Abtahi wrote about the reasons he doesn’t ride DART regularly. Mostly he pointed to the infrequency of service — a 26-minute ride to the Apple Store from his house isn’t so bad, but the bus only swings by every hour. If he just happens to miss the bus on the way there and back, it’s potentially a three-hour trip.

Yesterday the Dallas City Council transportation committee voiced its support for a $983.4 million expansion of public transportation downtown, which would include another light-rail line and streetcar connections.

If you’re not already a regular rider, will moves like that win your business?



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