gshelton91 wrote:It seems to me that DART should integrate the line more into it's overall transit scheme... meaning that some busses that go to the transit mall should now drop people off to take the trolley into downtown. Busses could do a better job of feeding the Trolley at a better price then extending the trolley on a big loop through Oak Cliff. At the same time you could reduce some of the bus congestion at the West End Transfer station
Agree. There needs to be more thought into how each mode can be streamlined and connect with each other. The streetcar has plenty of capacity to absorb some current bus traffic.
Extend the streetcar down Zang to Jefferson, then south on Tyler to DART's Tyler-Vernon Station (and long-term, Wynnewood Village). Improve the connection to Union Station. This would create regional/light rail connections at each end, the streetcar would connect districts, and small circulators would shuttle people through business/entertainment areas (Jefferson, Bishop Arts, Lake Cliff, etc). Implement standard DART fare for the streetcar, and make the circulators free.