New Bus Network


Ride DART Free Jan. 24-30

DART is offering free rides for one week beginning Jan. 24, 2022, until end of service on Jan. 30, 2022, to celebrate the launch of the New Bus Network.

Get Half-Price Fares with Contactless Payment Jan. 31-Feb. 14

DART will also offer 50% off all rides purchased with any contactless payment option from Jan. 31, 2022, until end of service on Feb. 14, 2022. The promotional discount applies to full-price fares only and does not apply to riders who are participating in one of DART's reduced-fare programs. Learn more about contactless payment methods at

Free and Reduced Rides Valid on these Modes

The New Bus Network Free and Reduced Rides promotions are valid on all DART transit services throughout the entire DART Service Area including buses, light rail, TRE (between EBJ Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station), GoLink, Dallas Streetcar, and Paratransit Services.

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New Bus Network: Simpler. Better. Faster. Easier!

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Increased frequency

Core frequent network service will provide bus frequency matching or better than light rail service – 15-minute peak and 20-minute midday. Light rail service will also return to pre-pandemic levels, providing 15-minute peak service and more frequent evening service.

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Less travel time

By making the new bus routes more direct, focusing on major transit corridors, and reducing the number of bus stops, DART bus service will be faster, ensuring passengers get to their destinations quicker and improving connections.

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Improved service

With a focus on transit riders working non-traditional hours, all local DART bus routes will provide service 7 days a week between the hours of 5 a.m. and midnight at a minimum. The 22 core frequent bus routes will operate between 4 a.m. and 1 a.m.

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Better Access

With the implementation of the DARTzoom Bus Network Redesign service changes, 74% of DART service-area residents will have access to transit services within walking distance. This is an increase of 6% above the current bus network design. New DART GoLink on-demand service zones help achieve the added coverage.

The DARTzoom Bus Network Redesign will increase the number of jobs that an average resident of the DART Service Area can reach in one hour by 34% compared to the existing bus network.

A network designed for higher transit ridership would get the most useful service near the greatest number of people and activities.