The DART Clean Team Initiative will utilize onboard contract cleaning personnel from “Our Calling” United Community of Faith Staffing to remove trash and debris aboard DART light rail vehicles as they operate throughout the DART network, supplementing the extensive cleaning protocols already in place.
Each weekday night, DART light rail vehicles currently receive a complete cleaning between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., while the vehicles are at the rail yards. This includes sweeping, mopping, and a complete wipe-down with an EPA-approved cleaning agent.
DART light rail vehicles also receive a thorough cleaning at the eight terminus stations throughout the day with a focus on high-touch areas. High-touch surface areas are cleaned including handrails, door buttons, grab rails, and hanging straps. Red and Blue Line trains are cleaned every 60 minutes. Orange and Green Line trains are cleaned every 90 minutes.
Through the new Clean Team Initiative pilot program, 24 additional contract cleaners will board light rail vehicles across the DART network on all four light rail lines throughout the day. Two shifts will operate Monday-Friday, between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.