Dallas Area Rapid Transit works to update 10K signs as part of bus network overhaul

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is updating around 10,000 bus stop signs as part of its bus network overhaul that will go into effect Jan. 24. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Dallas Area Rapid Transit is updating around 10,000 bus stop signs as part of its bus network overhaul that will go into effect Jan. 24. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is updating around 10,000 bus stop signs as part of its bus network overhaul that will go into effect Jan. 24. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is updating around 10,000 bus stop signs as part of its bus network overhaul that will go into effect Jan. 24.

Bags covering signs at each stop have information about upcoming changes as well as where to find more information on new routes, according to an Oct. 29 newsletter from the city of Richardson.

Under the new bus system, all routes and route numbers will change to address significant growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to DART. The goal of the plan, known as DARTzoom, is to provide more frequency and hours that buses will run. The overhaul also covers more areas and offers more direct routes, according to the transit agency.

Riders in Plano and Richardson will see revisions to a number of the cities' routes and services, but DART officials expect the coverage area in both of those cities to see little change overall. Under the new plan, Plano and Richardson residents will see the expansion of DART’s GoLink service, which offers on-demand shuttles.

DART will remove the bus stop covers as well as signs that are no longer needed after the new plan is implemented, according to a newsletter.



More information about DARTzoom can be found here.

William C. Wadsack contributed to this report.