Beginning Feb. 3, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), McKinney Avenue Transit Authority (MATA) and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will implement the first phase of a regionwide transit survey, which will ask passengers to help planners determine the demand on the system.
Funded through a partnership between the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCG), DART, Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and Trinity Metro, the surveys will be conducted in two phases.
The first survey is an on-to-off survey that will attempt to measure demand. Upon boarding, riders on the larger DART bus routes (at least 1,000 riders per day) will be handed cards by surveyors wearing blue vests. Riders will return the cards when they get off the bus. On DART and TRE trains, passengers will simply be asked at what station they will get off. The M-Line Trolley will also be included in this survey.