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The T, DART address transit connectivity in Arlington

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority's (The T) board yesterday approved an interlocal public transit service agreement with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the city of Arlington, Texas, to provide bus service between the city's downtown area and the T's Trinity Railway Express (TRE) CentrePort Station in Fort Worth.

The board's action is the final step in the approval of an agreement developed by The T, DART and the city, whose board and council endorsed the agreement in May and June, respectively, according to a press release issued by The T.

The agreement calls for a two-year pilot project to operate and manage an express bus service with connections via the TRE to Fort Worth and Dallas. The service would run between the TRE CentrePort Station and a stop in Arlington that will serve the University of Texas at Arlington and the downtown area. The T and DART jointly own and operate TRE.

"The T believes this is an important step forward for transit connectivity across the region and a great operation partnership between the two transit agencies and Arlington," said Dick Ruddell, The T's president.

DART will provide the express bus service, while The T will maintain a bus stop at CentrePort Station.

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