Two major employment centers on the outer edge of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit service area are new focal points for bus service improvements that DART will deploy on March 13.
Bus service to the booming Legacy area of northwest Plano, with all of the major corporate headquarters activity, is being beefed up.
In addition, a new express route linking new corporate campuses to Parker Road Rail Station is being opened.
Further to the west, access to Orange Line Belt Line Station in the Cypress Waters area of far northwest Dallas will be streamlined with adjustments to two existing routes.
Express Bus Route 208 will be extended north from the Northwest Plano Park & Ride into Legacy West, directly serving JC Penney, JP Morgan Chase, FedEx Office, Toyota, Liberty Mutual, and Frito Lay. This service operates on alternate trips, approximately every 30 minutes during morning and evening rush hours.
For passengers on buses terminating at Northwest Plano Park & Ride, service to destinations in Legacy West will be available on Routes 211, 346, and 452.
A new east-west Express Bus Route 211 will operate nonstop every 15 minutes, during peak periods only, between Parker Road Station and Northwest Plano Park & Ride, primarily along Spring Creek Parkway, then continuing into Legacy, serving Chase, JC Penney, FedEx, Liberty Mutual, and Toyota.
In addition, a revised Route 346 will combine existing Routes 346 and 348, serving destinations not reached by either Route 208 or Route 211, such as Granite Park, Bank of America, and Yum Brands. Service will be available during peak periods only.
Northwest Dallas action
Route 500 will no longer serve the Freeport area near DFW Airport on weekday trips. It will instead use Premier/Gateway routing (U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and currently a part of Route 510). This will reduce travel time between Belt Line Station and Cypress Waters corporate headquarters, such as 7-Eleven and Core Logic. Weekend service will remain unchanged.
Route 510 will no longer serve the USINS Premier/Gateway segment and instead pick up Freeport service currently provided by Route 500 on weekdays; weekend service via Freeport will continue to be available on Route 500. Passengers will be able to connect to DART Rail at either Belt Line or Irving Convention Center stations.