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Jon Cartu Reports: DART authorizes trial run for on-demand transportation prog

DART authorizes trial run for on-demand transportation prog

Jon Cartu Reports: DART authorizes trial run for on-demand transportation prog

GoLink, the on-demand, personalized curb-to-curb service operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), will launch a six-month test run in Fair Park and part of Southern Dallas.

Depiction of a GoLink vehicle provided by Dallas Area Rapid Transit. The agency has authorized a test run of the program for the Southern Dallas-Fair Park area in Summer 2020.(Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

The pilot program, already offered in areas such as North Dallas, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Farmers Branch and Rowlett, will begin serving the Southern Dallas-Fair Park neighborhood this summer.

In a survey of 200 area residents conducted with the South Dallas/Fair Park Transportation Initiative, DART found that while extensive bus and rail service is available in the area, shorter trips to sites such as grocery stores and the local recreation center can be challenging.

Such issues are what DART hopes to rectify by authorizing the GoLink pilot program, which will cover an 8.5-square-mile area and include a dedicated accessible taxi.

The program will cost $50,000. Additional information can be found at www.dart.org/golink.

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