DART Green Line Rolls Down The Tracks

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After nearly 30 years of work, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Green Line began fully operating bright and early Monday morning.

DART officials said the first train rolled out of the Carrollton bus station at 4:29 am.

DART adds 15 new stops to its service with the addition of the Green Line, which covers 28 miles of the North Texas area. The line extends north to Carrollton and as far south as Elam Road in Dallas.

Dallas DART riders said they are excited about the prospect of a faster more efficient means of transportation.

Ruth Rhodes said she has been using public transportation for 10 years and it’s a necessity to get her from her east Dallas home to her job west of town.

She said the Green Line will add another bus to her morning commute but will shave time off of it as well.

“Shorter transportation time and its probably more of a direct route,” said Rhodes.

Maurice Moore, 22, said he has used Dallas public transportation since he was a kid. Moore said he has a vehicle but prefers to save money and sees DART as an adventure-an opportunity to take him all over the city.

Moore said the Green Line will potentially open doors for his marketing business because it will allow him to see clients north of the city, as far away as Carrollton.

He said it’s addition to the North Texas area tells a story about where the Dallas-Fort Worth Area is headed.

“We’re growing and the demand for our population has changed,” said Moore.

Some bus schedules will be impacted by the new line, as DART looks to consolidate and streamline their service to see if your commute will be affected visit http://www.dart.org.

  • Callen3434

    I sure wish dart had a good map of the green line’s route. :(

  • schrodinger

    Great– DART opens a rail line but kills the bus route that folks in Casa Linda would use to get to White Rock Rail Station. Now that we no longer have a 10 minute ride to White Rock via the 466, we have over an hour on most trips.. Guess what? I can walk there faster! Even better– I CAN DRIVE the entire trip that I need to make on DART in less time than it would take for me just to ride to the rail station. I’m not riding DART anymore. Anyone else? Especially interested in hearing from folks in White Rock/Casa Linda areas…

  • Naga Jolokia

    I won’t be riding it either. I’m driving. DART has successfully added at least 2 more cars to the road. Congratulations DART. We see where you’re headed: BACKWARDS.

  • mary c

    Yes I agree. I am from Chicago and anyone can understand and read the train systems there. They have several and Dallas cannot even get there one map!

  • hoimalo

    Привет!! Сильно замечательный пост!!! Обязательно буду смотреть и остальные посты!!!

  • Candi Duke

    You can add me and my fellow bus patrons to the list of casualties. #539, which serves the east/west corridor on Lovers Lane has been cancelled. The alternative is NOT acceptable. .71 mile walk plus three connections for a total commute time each way of 1/ ¼-1 ½ hours! It takes me 50 minutes to walk the three miles to SMU/work…and either way I am in trouble in bad weather!
    DART has now made it quicker and easier for the people who live in the suburbs to get to work than the folks in the inner city. What is “green” about their priorities? Their choices are putting more cars on the road, not less.

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