Dallas Area Rapid Transit officials are adjusting bus routes and GoLink zones in Plano and Richardson that are set to go into effect June 10.

What’s happening?

Bus Route 240 in Richardson will be eliminated June 10 due to low performance, according to DART’s website. The route will be replaced by Bus Route 244, a new route, and Bus Route 238, which has been realigned.

DART will debut new Bus Route 254 in Plano on the same day. The new route creates an east-to-west connection between Northwest Plano Park and Ride, and Parker Road Station. Several bus, rail and GoLink transfer opportunities will be available along the route.

Bus Route 244 will run between Arapaho Center Station and the future UT Dallas Station along the Silver Line. Bus Route 250 and Bus Route 238 will be extended west to the Addison Transit Center.

Also of note

DART will also adjust some GoLink zones across its service area:
  • Central Richardson GoLink zone will be discontinued due to low performance
  • South Central Plano GoLink zone will be expanded
  • East Plano GoLink zone will be expanded
  • East Telecom GoLink zone will be expanded
Click here for more information about the upcoming service changes to DART’s bus routes and a complete list of GoLink zones that are being adjusted.

The background

The adjustments are being made as part of DART’s bus network redesign initiative that aims to increase bus frequency and decrease travel times for riders. The year’s first adjustments related to the initiative are focused on bus routes and GoLink zones in Irving, Richardson, Plano, Garland, Addison and north Dallas.

The initiative’s first service adjustments rolled out in 2022 after DART officials began planning the redesign in 2019. More adjustments are expected to come Sept. 18.