Fewer Riders And Cleaner Buses: A Look At How DART Has Changed During COVID-19

According to Dallas Area Rapid Transit, buses and trains are cleaned more often now than before the COVID-19 outbreak.

By Hady MawajdehMay 15, 2020 10:00 am, , , , ,

From KERA:

Dallas Area Rapid Transit says its buses and trains provide 62.5 million rides in 13 North Texas cities each year. But that task has become challenging during the COVID-19 outbreak, especially because of a substantial decrease in riders.

On a cool and quiet afternoon in Dallas, bus rider David Gruber walks out of his office in the Wilson Historic District and begins walking to a bus stop on Gaston Avenue, near the edge of downtown and on the border of Deep Ellum.

“One reason I like working here is that you’re literally so close to so many things,” Gruber says excitedly.

Toting a backpack, with his face covered with a cloth mask, Gruber breathes heavily as he explains that there are literally four or five bus routes that he can take in order to begin his trek home.

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