New Bus Network

Why make the changes now?

As the North Texas region continues to experience unparalleled growth, becoming a national and international destination for both residents and corporations, DART has undertaken a complete, blank-slate redesign of the existing bus system. Working with all 13 service-area cities, employers, community leaders, and transit riders, DART has developed a new bus system that is designed to ensure passengers have safe and easy access to employment, education, and entertainment areas across the DART Service Area.

How does this change benefit me?

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Increased frequency

Core frequent network service will provide bus frequency matching or better than light rail service – 15-minute peak and 20-minute midday. Light rail service will also return to pre-pandemic levels, providing 15-minute peak service and more frequent evening service.


Less travel time

By making the new bus routes more direct, focusing on major transit corridors, and reducing the number of bus stops, DART bus service will be faster, ensuring passengers get to their destinations quicker and improving connections.


Improved service

With a focus on transit riders working non-traditional hours, all local DART bus routes will provide service 7 days a week between the hours of 5 a.m. and midnight at a minimum. The 22 core frequent bus routes will operate between 4 a.m. and 1 a.m.

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Better Access

With the implementation of the DARTzoom Bus Network Redesign service changes, 74% of DART service-area residents will have access to transit services within walking distance. This is an increase of 6% above the current bus network design. New DART GoLink on-demand service zones help achieve the added coverage.

The DARTzoom Bus Network Redesign will increase the number of jobs that an average resident of the DART Service Area can reach in one hour by 34% compared to the existing bus network.

The DART Board approved the New Bus Network on

August 24, 2021

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A network designed for higher transit ridership would get the most useful service near the greatest number of people and activities.