DALLAS - Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s free downtown bus route is expanding to seven days a week. The D-Link is also changing its route.
The D-Link used to be closed on Sundays. Now buses run every day to give tourists and locals a chance to visit all sorts of downtown Dallas attractions.
The new route that started on Monday is shorter with different hours. Previously buses ran from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Now they run from 10:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
The route also cuts out some places of interest. For example, it doesn’t go to the West End and the closest stop to the Sixth Floor Museum is now about a block away.
Attractions like the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Majestic Theater are still along the route.
In other big news, seven new electric buses will be used on the D-Link. They were partially funded by a $7.6 million low or no admission vehicle deployment program.
The grant also helps to pay the cost to maintain the buses and the structure to charge them.