ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s a “birth” resulting from the “marriage” of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), and it means the first ever mass transportation service for the City of Arlington.

On Monday night, the board of directors for The T approved an agreement to provide bus services between downtown Arlington and the Trinity Railway Express CentrePort station in Fort Worth.

The vote is the last step approving the Metropolitan ArlingtonXpress single bus route, or MAX for short.  DART board members and City of Arlington leaders already approved the agreement.

Dick Ruddell, president of The T, said, “It was important for Arlington that both The T and DART be partners with their city because they wanted access to both sides of the Metroplex.”

The bus route, that will only run weekdays, will provide service from the Arlington College Park District to CentrePort, just east of Highway 360.

As it stands, Arlington is the largest city in the country without mass transportation, but that will change on August 19 when MAX service begins.

The partnership and bus service is part of a two-year pilot project that will cost the three entities involved some $700,000.

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