The State Fair of Texas opens today. This year’s theme is “Big and Bright” and there’s plenty of sparkle on the Midway.

This is the first day of DART’s Orange Line service to Irving. The trains on the track at the new Las Colinas station could change the route for some local joggers.

Monday morning, DART’s Orange Line will make three new stops in Irving. Two years from now, it will continue on to DFW Airport.

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The driver of the DART bus involved in a tollway crash last month has been fired.

DART says last Friday’s paratransit bus accident on the Tollway was the result of the van operator failing to slow with traffic.

The North Texas Tollway Authority video of the crash shows the yellow paratransit van slamming into the rear of a car. The brake lights appear briefly upon impact.

DART says the outside contractor that operates the paratransit buses is still investigating. DART says those conclusions will be reviewed to see if changes in operator safety training are needed. The driver remains on paid leave.

Starting Friday, DART, the T and the Denton County Transportation Authority will offer a free week’s pass in exchange for a gasoline receipt.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is proposing fare hikes for most riders, to cover additional services. The public will have a chance to chime in on the changes over the next few week. But it’s no surprise many dislike them.

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More than 1.5 million Texans could be removed from the state's list of registered voters if they fail to vote or update their records in consecutive federal elections.

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DART gave Dallas City  Council members a sneak peek at the new compressed natural gas bus that will roll out  in October.

DART is changing its entire fleet to natural gas and has 459 of the 40-foot-long buses on order. 

The conversion will take a couple years.  DART says it has locked in a good price for CNG for the next 10 years, and the cleaner-fuel buses will go a long way toward improving North Texas air quality.


In two weeks the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System will for the first time provide service for Mesquite. 

Mesquite is not part of DART, but the city has agreed to pay the transit agency $303,000 a year in exchange for Mesquite riders having access toDART’s buses and trains.

For seven dollars a day riders will be able to take an express bus from Mesquite’s Hanby Stadium to DART’s green line at the Lawnview station. 

From there Mesquite passengers can use the entire DART system.


Dallas Area Rapid Transit says a uniformed officer is now on board every light rail route every day, and it will stay that way for the time being. 

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A federal judge has told Republican leaders in Texas to plan as though the state's primary will be May 29 because the long-running dispute over redistricting likely won't allow for it to be held any earlier.

U.S. Circuit Court Judge Jerry Smith on Wednesday did not officially set that as the new primary date. But the judge's guidance virtually extinguishes any chance of Texas holding an April primary.

A primary in May or later risks making Texas irrelevant in choosing the Republican presidential nominee.

After yesterday’s fatal shooting at DART’s Arapaho Station, the transit agency may get additional security help from local and federal officers.

A shooting at the Arapaho Center DART station yesterday afternoon is the fourth violent incident in three months at a rail station. As KERA’s BJ Austin reports, the latest incident left two people dead, two wounded.

Dallas, TX – A man who crashed through a Love Field security gate and gained access to the runway has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison.

47-year old Michael Browne was driving a stolen truck in August of 2010 when he led Dallas police on the high speed chase. Browne pleaded guilty to a charge of interfering with security screening personnel.

The incident prompted aviation officials to investigate and strengthen access to secure areas at Love Field.

Man Convicted For Starving Child

Dallas, TX – Dallas Police have arrested two boys so far in the alleged murder of a 19 year old DART rider. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports the suspects are between ages of 12 and 14.