DART Transportation Information
February 18, 2021 (8:30 a.m.) -
Update from DART: Due to the severe weather situation we have seen across the North Texas area, and for the safety of both our passengers and employees, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has implemented a reduced operating schedule. Current information about service operations can be found in the attached Weather Service Update and by clicking the following link: https://www.dart.org/riding/winterweather.asp.
Highland Park is a DART City
As a DART City, The Town of Highland Park is able to enjoy connectivity to the entire region. The Town is serviced by DART’s regular bus service, as well as a multitude of transit services available to the Highland Park residents. We invite you to explore the menu options on the left hand side of this webpage for additional details on DART ridership programs.
The Town of Highland Park is serviced by DART’s regular bus service:
History of DART
Along with 12 other Dallas County municipalities, Highland Park voters approved the creation of funding of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) regional transit agency with a one-cent local sales tax on August 13, 1983. Highland Park (appointed by the Town Council) shares with University Park and Richardson, a voting representative to DART's 15-member board of directors. Revenue from the voter-approved one-cent sales tax, federal funds, investment income, short- and long-term financing, and farebox revenue fund the operation and ongoing development of DART's multimodal Transit System Plan.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around Dallas and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make your trip fast, comfortable, and economical. Helpful operators will recommend the most convenient route and departure time, quote the one-way fare, and advise you of any necessary transfers along the way. Customers also can plan and book bus and rail trips from the convenience of their personal computers with the online DART Trip Planner, and purchase tickets and passes with their mobile phone by downloading the DART GoPass mobile app.
The DART website includes fare structure information, and information about upcoming community meetings. The hyperlink has both current and proposed fares, plus the dates/locations of the DART community meetings.
Addressing Transportation Needs
Addressing the transportation needs of the community is an ever present and high priority for the Town. An integral part of the overall approach is communication between the various parties involved in developing, monitoring, and improving the program.
The Town is active in:
- Reviewing DART operations and the effectiveness of their ridership programs
- Potential adjustments and improvements to the ridership programs
- Pursuing new programs
The Town remains committed to pursuing current and additional measures aimed at increasing transportation needs in our community. Please contact Town Hall at 214-521-4161, for the latest developments in this endeavor, or with any questions you may have.