World record attempt and DART fare hikes: 4 things to know in Plano this week, June 19-24

DART is expected to increase most fares by 20 percent. Plano will host a public hearing regarding the matter on Monday, June 19 at the Plano Municipal Center.

DART is expected to increase most fares by 20 percent. Plano will host a public hearing regarding the matter on Monday, June 19 at the Plano Municipal Center.

1. Discussion of DART fare increases

With the elimination of DART’s day pass, as well as an increase to existing fares, the public transportation organization will host a series of public meetings throughout the North Texas area, with one hearing in Plano at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Ave. The meetings will be followed by a public hearing hosted by DART on June 27 at the DART Boardroom, 1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas.

To see a full itinerary for all public meetings, as well as a breakdown of the fare increases, click here.

2. Guinness world record attempt

Plano will be participating in a global initiative to teach children how to swim, while also attempting to break the Guinness world record. Available for free to children 6 years old and older, everyone who registers will be given a certificate following completion of the lesson. A representative from the World Waterpark Association will be in attendance to report the attendance numbers to Guinness World Records. The event will take place from 8 - 8:50 a.m on June 22 at Jack Carter Outdoor Pool, 2601 Pleasant Valley Drive.

To register for the event, click here.

3. Pizza Girl On Wheels opens

As the latest addition to Hub Streat’s in-house restaurants, Pizza Girl On Wheels is expected to have its premier on June 30 at 1212 E. 14th St. The pizza shop will offer a variety of flatbread and wood-fired pizzas in conjunction with Hub Streat’s other restaurant, Joe Spud’s Burgers & Fries.

To read more about the food truck park’s offerings, click here.

4. Property maintenance workshop 

The city of Plano's property standards department held a workshop on April 1 to inform residents about the most effective ways to maintain their properties while avoiding code violations. On June 24, the second workshop of its kind this year will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road.

To register for this workshop, click here.
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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