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DART rolls out new bus routes, expands on-demand service

A woman gets ready to board a DART bus in downtown Dallas.
Pablo Arauz Peña
A woman gets ready to board a DART bus in downtown Dallas.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is rolling out changesto its bus and GoLink services this week.

The changes expand service throughout much of the northern Dallas suburbs. They include new bus routes in Plano, Irving and Richardson.

The new route in Richardson will connect to a future Silver Line station near UT Dallas. It’ll replace route 240, which is being discontinued. The Silver Line is expected to begin service in late 2025 or early 2026.

Another new route will connect the Parker Road station in East Plano to the Northwest Plano Park & Ride station. A third will connect Dallas College's North Lake campus to the Trinity Railway Express downtown Irving station.

The agency also realigned two routes connecting Addison and Richardson via Beltline Road and Arapaho Road.

DART is also expanding service to 13 zones of its on-demand GoLink service:

  • Northwest Carrollton
  • Cypress Waters
  • Farmers Branch
  • Northwest Dallas
  • West Dallas
  • Mountain Creek
  • Park Cities
  • South Central Plano
  • East Plano
  • East Telecom
  • Lakewood
  • Lake Highlands
  • Glenn Heights

The agency is adding one new GoLink Zone in Irving just south of DFW Airport in the Passport Park development and Bear Creek neighborhood. Launched in 2021, DART's GoLink service gives passengers on-demand rides within their respective neighborhoods.
Officials say the service changes are the first of a two-part rollout this year. More service changes are expected in September.

Pablo Arauz Peña is KERA’s growth and infrastructure reporter. Got a tip? Email Pablo at You can follow him on X @pabloaarauz.

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Pablo Arauz Peña is the Growth and Infrastructure Reporter for KERA News.