Each year, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Rail System saves area travelers about 8.8 million gallons of gasoline - the same amount of fuel consumed by more than 15,000 cars annually.
Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our nation’s oil consumption and nearly a third of our carbon dioxide emissions. To reduce pollution and our dependence on oil, we need transportation alternatives that use less energy.
DART’s rail system is a great example of how we can reduce energy consumption, curb our dependence on oil, and minimize pollution while at the same time improving our quality of life, saving commuters money, and strengthening the economy.
The rail system is an important part of DART, which serves a 700-square-mile area.1
- Green: Service runs from Victory Station to MLK, Jr. Station, slightly southeast of downtown. Commuters can ride DART rail to residential, business, and recreational destinations in Dallas, Garland, Plano, and Richardson. Commuters travel across the metropolitan area along three lines:
- Red: Service runs from the northern Parker Road Station through Richardson and downtown Dallas to Westmoreland Station, southwest of the city’s center.
Blue: Service runs from the northeastern Downtown Garland Station, through Bethard, Rawlins, and downtown Dallas, to Ledbetter Station south of Cedar Crest.