Mobility

DART authorizes GoLink pilot program expansion

Posted on March 30, 2020

The pilot is scheduled to begin summer of 2020. DART

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board approved a six-month pilot demonstration of their successful on-demand, personalized, curb-to-curb service called GoLink for areas around South Dallas and Fair Park.

Working with the South Dallas/Fair Park (SDFP) Transportation Initiative group, a survey was done of 200 residents of two zip codes that identified concerns that the pilot demonstration hopes to rectify.

Through the survey, the SDFP group noted the South Dallas-Fair Park neighborhood has extensive bus and rail service, but that bus travel within the neighborhood can be difficult for very short trips, particularly to the recreation center and grocery stores. The area is currently served by three DART rail stations, MLK, Jr. Station, Fair Park Station, and Hatcher Station, as well as 10 bus routes.

Already available in Farmers Branch, Glenn Heights, Inland Port, Kleberg and Rylie, Lake Highlands, Lakewood, North Dallas, Park Cities, Legacy West, Far North Plano, North Central Plano/Chase Oaks, and Rowlett, the GoLink pilot for South Dallas and Fair Park will cost $50,000, include one dedicated accessible taxi, supplemented by Uber Pool, and cover an 8.5-square mile area.

The pilot is scheduled to begin summer of 2020.

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