Man vs. DART

Man vs. DART

Is it faster to run to campus or take the DART? Watch the video to find out.

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City applies for federal funding for proposed Cotton Belt Trail

City applies for federal funding for proposed Cotton Belt Trail

The Richardson City Council has applied for federal funding to cover the segment of the proposed Cotton Belt Trail that services UTD, which is the fourth and last portion of the trail in Richardson that has yet to be funded. The Cotton Belt Trail is a 26-mile long hiking and...

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DART passes to be accessible on mobile

DART passes to be accessible on mobile

UTD’s Parking and Transportation Department will implement an electronic student Dallas Area Rapid Transit pass that will be available as a mobile phone app, replacing the existing physical sticker placed on Comet Cards. All actively enrolled UTD students are eligible for free annual DART passes through the UTD Auxiliary Services...

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DARTing forward

How important is public transit to you? At UTD, we have a large population of students — international students and local residents alike — who do not have cars but need to get around. Their solution? The 100 miles of light rail track and the vast network of busses provided...

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New rail line to be built near Northside apartments, campus

New rail line to be built near Northside apartments, campus

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is working closely with UTD to develop a new rail line that will run adjacent to the Northside complex. The new line, called Cotton Belt, is due to start construction in 2019 and will begin welcoming riders in December 2022. Mark Ball, a DART Media Relations...

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Dallas mayoral candidate swings by campus

Dallas mayoral candidate swings by campus

No Labels UTD, a nonpartisan organization on campus, invited Dallas mayoral candidate Marcos Ronquillo to speak with students May 4. Ronquillo, who is running against current mayor Mike Rawlings, spoke about his focal issues of concern — connectivity and neighborhood development. Elections are May 9. Listen to his talk at...

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A Week on DART

A Week on DART

Mercury staffer uses solely public transportation for a week, finds pleasant experiences Created in 1983, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, is Dallas’ main public transportation system. According to the DART webpage, it is estimated that close to 30 million residents have used both the DART rail and bus...

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Comet Cruiser offering expanded

Students can now enjoy an expanded Comet Cruiser service on DART Route 883.  A third shuttle was added to the route Aug. 29 in response to an increase in ridership on the system, according to university officials.  The new bus has the same amenities and features as current Comet Cruisers...

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