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2/21/2018



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DART to expand on-demand shuttle service to light-rail stops


The service is aimed at providing "last-mile access" to and from the agency's rail and bus lines.
Photo – Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) yesterday announced it will expand its "GoLink" on-demand shuttle service to provide "last-mile access" for light-rail riders in southern Dallas and Plano, Texas.

Starting Feb. 26, the agency will roll out three new southern Dallas zones for the shuttle service. The Inland Port zone will cater to a largely unserved industrial and commercial area out of the light-rail stop on the University of North Texas at Dallas campus.

The Rylie and Kleberg zones will replace the Route 842 FLEX service anchored by the Buckner light-rail station.

Beginning March 12, GoLink service will replace the existing North Central Plano On Call service out of the Parker Road light-rail station.

DART will charge regular fares for the GoLink service, which will run 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays.

"GoLink ... builds upon DART's existing On Call services by providing 'last mile' access to and from the rest of the DART rail and bus network," agency officials said in a press release.



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