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Arlington residents will get another year of commuter bus service after the board of Dallas Area Rapid Transit approved a contract extension this month. But the future of public transit in Arlington beyond 2017 is anyone's guess.
A year from now, DART will ask Arlington to decide whether it wants to join its service area. If Arlington declines, the traffic-clogged city of 388,000 will lose its single bus line.
The Arlington bus line has performed below expectations. Though city officials once hoped it would reach 500 trips per day, MAX is tallying between 275 and 300 daily trips, according to city statistics.
Williams supported a DART contract extension this year, but he also speaks enthusiastically about alternatives to diesel-fueled buses, such as battery-powered "people mover" vehicles and ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft. Also on his radar is a startup in Boston called Bridj that lets riders reserve a spot in a shuttle using a mobile app.