Dallas Area Rapid Transit

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The Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority or DART is the transit agency for Dallas, Texas and the suburbs of Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Richardson, Rowlett, Plano and University Park.

History

The Dallas Transit System (DTS) was the publicly owned mass transit service operated by the City of Dallas, Texas, from 1964 to 1988.

Prior to DTS, the company was formerly known as

DART was created on August 13, 1983 as a regional replacement for the Dallas Transit System, though formal acquisition of the Dallas Transit System wasn't complete until 1988. [1]

Fares

Current

Facilities

Office/HQ

  • Address: 1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX 75202
  • Phone:
    • Administrative Offices: 214-749-3278
    • Customer Care Center: 214-749-3333
    • Customer Information Center: 214-979-1111

Bus

Routes

Maps & schedules

DART numbers its bus routes according to the type of route:

  • Local routes, serving downtown: 1-185
  • Express routes, limited-stop service using larger vehicles with reclining seats: 200s
  • "Suburban" routes, local routes originating at a transit center: 300s
  • Crosstown routes, local routes connecting widely separated areas: 400s
  • Rail feeder routes, local routes originating at a rail station: 500s [1]

Facilities

Garages

East Dallas Operations Facilities Complex
  • Address: 4209 Main St., Dallas, TX 75266 & 4127 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75266
  • Capacity: 224 Buses
Northwest Bus Maintenance
  • Address: 2424 Webb Chapel Extension, Dallas, TX 75220-5702
  • Capacity: 222 Buses
South Oak Cliff Bus Operations Facility
  • Address: 3422 E. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75203-4617
  • Capacity: 215 Buses

Bus Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
38001-38030 2012-2013 NABI 31-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 459 bus order consisting of both 31' and 40' units [2]
39001-39156 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 39006-a.jpg 2011-2012 NABI 40-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 459 bus order.
  • 39001 was used as a demonstrator unit.
  • This order replaced most of Nova Bus RTS's in the fleet.
  • First DART buses to use CNG (as opposed to LNG). Also, first DART order to come equipped with Allison transmissions since the MCI's.
40001-40033 2013-2014 NABI 31-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 459 bus order.
  • 2014 models.
41001-41151 2014 NABI 40-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 459 bus order.
  • This order replaced most of Nova Bus RTS's in the fleet.
42001-42089 2014 NABI 40-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R Remainder of the 459 bus order.
42090-42106 2015 NABI 40-LFW Gen III CNG Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 63-bus option order to the 459 bus order.[3]
43001-43046 2016-2017 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
  • Part of the 63-bus option order to the 459 bus order.[3]
  • Suburban configuration without rear door.
45001-45007 2017 Proterra Catalyst BE35 FC UQM HD220 Eaton EEV-7202
  • Purchased with a federal grant and is expected to be delivered in late 2016.[4]
46001-46041 2019 NFI XN40

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-136 1985 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Many units (throughout various DART orders) were bought by Intermountain Coach in Colorado Springs, CO. Some units were spotted under their possession and on ebay as late as summer 2009.[5]
    • 1 unit (1985 model) was bought by a private owner for an RV conversion in South Dakota in summer 2009.
  • Some units (1985 models) were bought by Colonial Coach Lines/Colonial Bus Sales in Mt. Prospect, IL. They became their 500 series.
    • 518 (Lic. Plate: 47 085 H; reused on another bus), 530 & an unknown unit were listed for sale in 2004.[6][7][8] 1 unit was sold in 2004 while the other 2 units likely remained for sale for years.
    • 524 was spotted at on the property in August 2011.[9]
137 1985 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Ex-demo
138-139 1990 Flxible Metro "B" CNG
(40102-6C)
Cummins L10G
801-856, 858-870 1980 Grumman Flxible 870
(53102-8-1)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
  • Formerly Dallas Transit System same numbers.
  • 857 was rejected and resold to Saudi Arabia.
  • 1 unit was found in a storage lot known as Diesel Tech in Pflugerville, TX in 2012. However it has since closed.[10]
1001-1104 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
1105-1128 1984 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 1125 was found in Austin, TX in December 2013; (Lic. plate: 453-897).[11]
1201-1292 1986 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 See series page for detailed disposition info
1301-1392, 1401-1407, 1451-1460 1985 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Ex-5001-5030, 5175-5204, 5031-5046, 5159-5174, 5047-5053, 5157-5158, 5139-5156.
  • See series page for detailed disposition info
4001-4030 1986 Neoplan USA AN460A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Retired in 2000-2002.
  • See series page for detailed disposition info
4100-4119 1998 Chance AH-28 Cummins ISB Allison
4200-4252 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4210-a.jpg 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
Cummins M11 ZF 5HP590
  • 4200 was a pilot bus.
  • 4208 was spotted for sale circa 2014.[12]
4300-4349 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4317-a.jpeg 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD LNG
(RTWFD82L)
Cummins L10G ZF 5HP590
  • 4300 was a pilot bus.
  • First DART buses to use an alternative fuel source (LNG).
4400-4454 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4408-a.jpeg 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
Cummins M11 ZF 5HP590
4500-4589 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD LNG
(RTWFD82L)
Cummins L10G ZF 5HP590
4600-4731 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4628-a.jpg 1999 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
Cummins ISM ZF 5HP590C
4732-4742 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4733-a.jpg 2000 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTWFD82)
Cummins ISM ZF 5HP590C
4800-4909 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 4863-a.jpg 2000 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(RTS82)
Cummins ISM ZF 5HP590C Last DART order to have roof-mounted Sutrak HVAC units; all orders since have used rear-mounted Sutrak HVAC units.
5001-5204 1985 Neoplan USA AN440A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • 5001-5030 renumbered to 1301-1330.
  • 5031-5046 renumbered to 1361-1376.
  • 5047-5053 renumbered to 1401-1407.
  • 5139-5156 renumbered to 1453-1460.
  • 5157-5158 renumbered to 1451-1452.
  • 5159-5174 renumbered to 1377-1392.
  • 5175-5204 renumbered to 1331-1360.
  • See series page for detailed disposition info
5200-5259 2001 Champion CT300
5400-5430 2002 Champion CT800
5500-5544 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 5509-a.jpeg 2001-2002 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(82VW)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR ZF 5HP592C
5600-5644 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 5600-a.jpg 2001-2002 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD LNG
(40x102)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G ZF 5HP592C
  • Last order of RTS built by Nova Bus.
  • Last buses built in North America using the V-Drive powertrain configuration.
  • Last LNG-powered bus order for DART.
5700 (1st) 2002 Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
(82VWS)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 5HP592C
  • Ordered, but not delivered due to Nova Bus withdrawing from the United States market.
  • Suburban configuration, no rear door.
  • Sold by Millennium Transit Services to Artesia Bulldogs as Mack I.
    • Later sold to Gunnison Valley RTA in Gunnison, CO (lic. plate: 409-QTA), where it remains active as of June 2016.[13]
5700-5779 Dallas Area Rapid Transit 5734-a.jpg 2003 NABI 416.14 Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR ZF 5HP592C
  • Suburban, single-door configuration.
  • Usually ran on 200-series Express routes, but could be found on some local, suburban, and crosstown routes as well.
  • Retired in 2016-2018.
8201-8299, 8301-8326 1991 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-741
8400-8466 1984 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
8467-8497 1985 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
8498-8501 1985 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Trailways 12128, 12118, 12115, 12114; bought in 1987.
8501-8537 (2nd) 1991 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-741
  • 8513 and a few other units were bought by Rochester City Lines; new fleet numbers included 63 & 64. 8513 was later spotted in Canandaigua, NY likely under private ownership on 8/2/2016.
  • Another unit was spotted on ebay.
8502-8503 1986 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Trailways 12121, 12127; bought in 1987.
8504-8506 1985 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Trailways 12117, 12119-12120; bought in 1987.
8507 1983 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Trailways 45114; bought in 1988.
8508-8514 1984 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Trailways 25166, 22116, 12114, 22114, 13126, 35121, 19111; bought in 1988.
8515-8516 1984 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Trailways 35124, 31102; bought in 1989.
8517 1985 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Trailways 14115; bought in 1989.
8518 1984 Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 31103; bought in 1989.
  • Returned in 1989.
8519-8524 ? Eagle AE-10 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Ex-Trailways 25168-25169, 12116, 13114-13116; bought in 1989.
  • Returned in 1989.

DART Paratransit Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
81xx IC Bus/ElDorado National Aero Elite

Light Rail

See Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail history for a historical summary of the lines

Lines

Maps & schedules

Current

  • Red Line (Opened in 1996, completed in its current state in 2002)
  • Blue Line (Opened in 1996, completed in its current state in 2002, additions scheduled for completion in 2012 and 2018)
  • Green Line (Opened in 2009, scheduled for completion in 2010) [1]

Under Construction

  • Orange Line (Irving/DFW Line; proposed opening 2011, scheduled for completion in 2013) [1]

Facilities

Maintenance Facilities

Central Rail Operating Facility
  • Address: Oak Lane, Dallas, TX 75220
  • Capacity: 125 LRVs
Northwest Rail Operating Facility
  • Address: Denton Dr. & Lombardy Ln., Dallas, TX 75220
  • Capacity: 80 LRVs

Roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
101-140 1996 Kinki Sharyo 2-section articulated Converted to 3-section in 2009-2011.
141-195 1999-2000 Kinki Sharyo 2-section articulated Converted to 3-section in 2009-2011.
196-215 2005 Kinki Sharyo 2-section articulated Converted to 3-section in 2009-2011.
216-263 2010 Kinki Sharyo 3-section articulated
301-302 2015 Brookville Liberty

External Links

References