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1 Is Mass Transit Part of the Solution? Dwight D. Burns Treasurer, DART Southern Municipal Finance Society Conference September 2017

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Page 1: Is Mass Transit Part of the Solution? · Dwight D. Burns . Treasurer, DART. Southern Municipal Finance Society Conference. September 2017. 2. Dallas Area Rapid Transit is an extensive

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Is Mass Transit Part of the Solution?Dwight D. Burns

Treasurer, DART

Southern Municipal Finance Society Conference

September 2017

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit is an extensive network of bus and rail service that moves more than 220,000 passengers per day, across a 700-square-mile service area.

Who We Are

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DART is a regional transit agency that consists of 13 cities:

Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, and University Park.

Our service area population is over 2.3 million. About 72% of residents live within a quarter mile of DART service.

Who We Serve

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Extensive Bus and Rail Coverage

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DART Has the State’s Third Largest Local Sales Tax Base

Top 10 Texas Local Government Sales Tax Recipients

Net Sales Tax Receipts September 2017

Houston Metro Transit Authority $54,724,948 City of Houston $50,044,779 DART $43,607,123 City of San Antonio $26,768,851 City of Dallas $23,079,282 Capital Metro (Austin Transit) $17,884,373 City of Austin $16,480,653 City of Fort Worth $11,738,609 San Antonio Metro Transit (Via) $11,331,070

City of Arlington $8,160,275

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Enhanced Bus Service

Route ImprovementsNew routes, improved frequency on a series of bus routes anticipated in FY 2018

New Vehicles41 new transit buses in FY 2019 will support another major bus service expansion

Enhanced Bus SheltersPrototype shelter was completed in FY 2017, which will serve as a model for future enhanced bus services and will have additional features normally associated with rail stations, including security cameras and next-bus information

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Cotton Belt Commuter Rail

Revenue Service anticipated in 2022

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D2Dallas CBD Second Light Rail Alignment (D2)

Revenue Service Anticipated in 2024

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Mobile App Enhancements and Mobility on Demand

Go Pass 2.0 will be introduced in FY18 and will offer multi-modal trip planning including options for Taxi, Transportation Network Companies (Uber/Lyft), bike share and even carpooling.

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DART is North Texas’ Mobility Manager