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Visiting Dallas? Here’s Why You Should Use Their Public Transportation!

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If you’re visiting Dallas, you may think of it as a city that’s all about cars and suburbs. In a city as big and booming as Dallas, it can be easy to think that the only way to get from point A to point B is by car. But with so many options available, it’s no wonder that the city has found success in public transportation.

With a light rail system that spans over 85 miles and buses and taxis at every stop, getting around town doesn’t need to be stressful — especially if you know where to look for help!


The DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit System)

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is a public transportation system that provides rail, local bus, and paratransit service throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. DART began operating in 1996 and has grown to become one of the largest public transportation systems in Dallas, TX. DART’s primary function is to get people to their jobs and to special events, but it also helps people explore places they’ve never been before.

The DART lets you explore 13 cities with its rails, busses, paratransit, and rideshare services! Cities include Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, and University Park.

The DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) is a bus and train system that links downtown Dallas and the surrounding suburbs. With 64 DART Rail stations and 14 bus transfer facilities as well as 10 Trinity Railway Express (TRE) stations, the Dallas Streetcar makes connections with the final DART Rail trains at Union Station, you can practically go anywhere in Dallas and its surrounding cities! But how do you use this intricate system if you’re a first-timer?

Dallas Area Rapid Transit System


The Dart GoPass App

The Dart GoPass App is a transit app for the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit). DART is the public transportation system for the Dallas region, and with Dart GoPass you can plan your trip around Dallas in real time.

The GoPass App features integrated system maps as well as real-time information about any service delays or alerts on your route. The GoPass App is easy to use, allowing you to save your favorite routes and payment methods for quick access. 

This app is the perfect tool for locals or tourists who want to utilize public transportation to get around Dallas quickly and efficiently!

Dallas Taxis And Ride-Sharing Apps

Ride-sharing apps have been a growing trend over the last couple of years. With the convenience of apps like Uber and Lyft, it is easier than ever to get around in Dallas. People who don’t have their own cars are using these services frequently. However, there are still many people who rely on taxis as a way to get around.

With central hubs in nearly every part of town, Dallas Yellow Cab is one of the only ride-sharing services that you can use without having to download an app. This makes it easy for people who don’t want to download yet another app on their phone to get around. Its digital service, Curb App, lets you do everything right from your phone; this includes ordering a taxi for yourself or requesting a ride for someone else.

Dallas Yellow Cab


Dallas Car Rentals

If you don’t want to use public transportation and would rather let another person take the wheel, you can rent cars in Dallas to get around. As a city designed for vehicles, renting a car is a good option for going around Dallas’s confusing freeways. There are plenty of rental companies around town, but when you look up car rentals on you can find the lowest rates starting at $250-$300 depending on the size of the vehicle, where there’s a lot to choose from and the prices are pretty reasonable too. Be aware, that Dallas always has heavy traffic during rush hours as well as parking downtown can be a hassle too.

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What To Know In Dallas When Using A Car/Car Rental

Driving around Dallas is a unique experience. If you’re new to the city, there are a few things you should know before taking your first drive through the traffic. We’ll start with the pedestrians and bicyclists. Dallas is a somehow walkable city. It’s also a bike-friendly city, with over 67 miles of bike lanes and trails throughout the city. 

Because of this, pedestrians often do not adhere to the same rules as drivers. This includes crossing streets that have no lights or crossing when they’re not supposed to if they don’t feel like waiting for a safe time to cross. Also, if you’re in a car, it’s important to be aware of bikers because if you get too close behind them or if they are on your tail, they can easily swerve into your lane without any warning.

Also, Dallas has many one-way streets that make driving confusing in Uptown and Downtown—if you’re driving around these areas, be sure to check out Google Maps beforehand so that you know where to go. If you’re unfamiliar with the highways around Dallas, then it’s best to know that those can be stressful and intimidating as well. The highways tend to become clogged during rush hour due to their size so be sure to check it out beforehand.


Visiting Dallas doesn’t mean you have to rent a car – there are lots of options for getting around that don’t include taking the wheel. The DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit System) provides rides on buses and trains, as well as through its Dart GoPass app. There are also taxis, ride-sharing services, and car rentals available. While they all make it easy to get around Dallas, there are a few things you should know when deciding which one is best for you. Whether you plan on visiting or living in Dallas, Moore Construction Co is an excellent choice for any home improvement services. From roofing to renovations, their commitment to customer service and quality makes them the perfect choice for all your home improvement needs. Don’t hesitate — give them a call today!

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