DFW Airport Public Transit a Reality at Last

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DFW Airport public transit finally became a reality this morning as the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) Orange Line began running to and from DFW’s a Terminal A in the pre-dawn hours.

DART now runs to DFW Terminal A (photo from DART.org)

DART now runs to DFW Terminal A (photo from DART.org)

The DFW station is the 62nd in the transit line’s 90 mile network which now covers many major destinations throughout the Dallas half of the DFW Metroplex.

For visitors its important to carefully review transit options before choosing one as many areas are still best accessed by car. Nonetheless, access to the airport could be a political victory that was over three decades in the making as Dallas area voters first subsidized the mass transit plan in 1983 amidst promises it would “one day” run to the airport. The Dallas Morning News has great interactive coverage that is helpful for figuring out line logistics and of course, the DART website has schedules and official how-to’s.

Fort Worth residents and visitors, however, still lack an efficient public transit solution for airport commuters although there is hope to have one in place in the next few years. In the meantime, that leaves us driving to the airport or taking Uber.

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  1. Thanks for the update. Good info for those of us travelers who don’t live in northern Texas. One can now consider flying into DFW and out of Love Field, or vise versa. More options are always a good thing.

    • Agree! I feel like we’ve been very slow here to embrace good public transit (Texans love their gas guzzling vehicles!) but this is definitely progress. 🙂

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