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Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority
1401 Pacific Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202-7226

214-749-3049
Web site


Public Transportation Coverage - Bus Transport

The following map illustrates those areas of Dallas that have easy access to public transportation. Easy access is defined as no more than a one-half mile walk from a bus route. Bus stop information is ignored. In cases of overlapping transit authorities, the transit system in review is shown in light purple and all other transit systems are shown in yellow. Source: Federal Transit Administration and Synergos Technologies, Inc.


Selected Public Transportation Stats

The following tables and charts give a financial and operations overview of the public transportation network in Dallas. Source: Federal Transit Administration - National Transit Database (1996-1998) and Synergos Technologies, Inc.

System Wide Information





General Information

Service Area Statistics
 Square Miles
 Population

Service Consumption
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips
 Average Saturday Unlinked Trips
 Average Sunday Unlinked Trips

Service Supplied
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Veh. Available for Max. Service
 Veh. Operated in Max. Service
 Base Period Requirement

Financial Information

Fare Revenues Earned
 Directly Operated
 Purchased Transportation
   Total Fare Revenues Earned

Sources of 
Operating Funds Expended
 Passenger Fares
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
 Other Funds
   Total Operating Funds Expended

Summary of Operating Expenses
 Salaries, Wages and Benefits
 Materials and Supplies
 Purchased Transportation *
 Other Operating Expenses
   Total Operating Expenses

 Reconciling Cash Expenditures

Sources of Capital Funds
 Local Funds
 State Funds
 Federal Assistance
   Total Sources

Uses of Capital Funds
 Rolling Stock
 Facilites and Other
   Total Uses



1997


689
1,904,330


204,617,430
50,146,995
170,403
81,491
41,315


22,878,025
1,756,239
691
582
216




26,802,092
3,348,423
30,150,515



30,150,515
188,109,077
0
825,308
3,839,528
222,924,428


113,643,503
17,419,645
12,842,991
27,864,597
171,770,736

7,342,080


89,493,297
0
42,686,460
132,179,757


44,659,182
87,520,575
132,179,757



1998


689
1,904,330


218,455,045
52,541,599
175,024
98,069
44,378


24,004,351
1,796,473
680
551
216




28,591,571
4,154,604
32,746,175



32,746,175
96,768,104
0
89,774,158
4,768,975
224,057,412


110,820,505
20,666,383
16,010,922
26,428,628
173,926,438

7,587,708


65,656,560
0
116,304,853
181,961,413


82,277,002
99,684,411
181,961,413
Change
Over
Prior Yr



0
0


13,837,615
2,394,604
4,621
16,578
3,063


1,126,326
40,234
(11)
(31)
0




1,789,479
806,181
2,595,660



2,595,660
(91,340,973)
0
88,948,850
929,447
1,132,984


(2,822,998)
3,246,738
3,167,931
(1,435,969)
2,155,702

245,628


(23,836,737)
0
73,618,393
49,781,656


37,617,820
12,163,836
49,781,656




   






Mode of Transportation Breakout Information

Bus
Light
Rail
Commuter
Rail
Demand
Response
 Operating Expense
 Capital Funding
   Rolling Stock
   Facilites and Other
 Annual Passenger Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Miles
 Annual Vehicle Revenue Hours
 Annual Unlinked Trips
 Average Weekday Unlinked Trips

 Fixed Guideway Directional Route Miles

 Vehicles Available for Maximum Service
 Vehicles Operated in Maximum Service
   Directly Operated
   Purchased Transportation

 Average Fleet Age in Years
 Peak to Base Ratio
 Percent Spares

 Safety
   Incidents
   Injuries
   Fatalities

Performance Measures

Service Efficiency
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Operating Expense per Vehicle Revenue Hour

Cost Effectiveness
 Operating Expense per Passenger Mile
 Operating Expense per Unlinked Passenger Trip

Service Effectiveness
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Mile
 Unlinked Passenger Trips per Vehicle Revenue Hour

$130,216,088
76,689,066
50,658,205
26,030,861
151,650,572
17,985,151
1,405,295
40,776,495
135,258

45.9

537
437
437
0

11.9
2.2
23%


226
383
1




7.24
92.66


0.86
3.19


2.27
29.02

$27,699,428
101,631,492
29,075,222
72,556,270
58,916,771
2,603,180
168,585
10,949,625
36,727

40.8

40
36
36
0

2.0
1.8
11%


24
24
0




10.64
164.31


0.47
2.53


4.21
64.95

$5,221,404
3,640,855
2,543,575
1,097,280
4,455,936
225,280
12,800
506,368
1,978

13.7

13
6
0
6

1.0
3.0
117%


0
0
0




23.18
407.92


1.17
10.31


2.25
39.56

$10,789,518
0
0
0
3,431,766
3,190,740
209,793
309,111
1,061

.0

90
72
0
72

2.0
.0
25%


62
10
0




3.38
51.43


3.14
34.90


0.10
1.47



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