Saturday, February 27, 2010

DART Plans Extensive Route Changes for 12-2010

When the Green Line expands in Dec. 2010 and the Lake Highlands stop is added to the Blue Line, many bus routes will change to provide service to the new stations. The DART website includes route by route descriptions and overview maps to explain the changes. DART is currently hosting a series of community meetings leading up to a public hearing on Tuesday, March 23, 6:30pm at DART headquarters on Pacific Avenue.

It appears that buses 29, 31 and 409 will still continue the same routes in this immediate area. However, there will be new opportunities to take one of those buses to a light rail station. Both the 29 and 409 will serve the Green Line at the Southwestern Medical District/Parkland Station and 29 will also go to the Love Field Station. Number 31 will serve Bachman and Walnut Hill/Denton Green Line stations. In the downtown area the 29 and 31 will continue to link to the Green, Red and Blue Lines as they currently do.

Although the future Green Line Market Center Station would seem like a closer option, at this time convenient bus links are not apparent.