D-Link to shuttle from Bishop Arts streetcar stop to Jefferson

Electric Bus

The Oak Cliff streetcar extension from Beckley to Bishop Arts is on track to open this coming fall.

And City Councilman Scott Griggs reports that DART has approved extending the free D-Link bus from the streetcar stop on Zang at Seventh from Davis to Tyler/Polk to Jefferson and back to Zang.

It will run 10:30 a.m.-midnight everyday, in 20-minute intervals.

Griggs says the shuttle is “thanks to our two Oak Cliff DART Board appointees Amanda Lake and Bill Velasco.”

Here is a map of the route:

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  • icowrich

    To be fair, the streetcar links to DART, which provides access to 6 downtown stops, including two in Deep Ellum. I get that it’s not as much coverage as D-Link had once had, but I wouldn’t say that there is no “access to the rest of downtown.”

  • Rob Browning

    Thanks, Rachel, we appreciate your report.
    Now if only DART could hear and respond to us.
    Does anyone know why DART steadfastly refuses to extend d-link into Deep Ellum?
    Some say DART’S snub is because DE isnt paying the proper “fees” to the appropriate DART lords. Is that so?
    It would explain why d-link wastes time/mileage in riderless areas like Victory and Cedars, but skips popular tourist areas like Deep Ellum.

  • Rachel Stone

    Sorry for the confusion. The D Link was only supposed to run for two years. By “extend” I meant time wise, not the route

  • Rachel Stone

    Sorry for the confusion. The D Link was only supposed to run for two years. By “extend” I meant time wise, not the route.

  • Rob Browning

    Confused. Griggs says “extending”, but the map and narrative describes a shrinking route.
    So we will no longer have d-link stops at Kessler Theatre, Norma’s, Edgefield street, etc.??
    Now if the DART leaders would go the extra mile, literally, and simply extend the d-link to Deep Ellum, that would be excellent!

  • DBW

    This is a little confusing. Currently the D-link runs from the Arts District to Oak Cliff every 15 mins Mon-Sat. This map seems to indicate that the D-link will become a shuttle that does a loop in Oak Cliff, and that it will no longer be a shuttle between downtown and Oak Cliff. And that it will run 7 days a week every 20 minutes. Is that right? Does this new plan mean that the D-link will no longer provide transportation from downtown/Arts District to Bishop Arts, but only within North Oak Cliff? Is this in the interest of giving the streetcar ridership and not competing with it? If so, I think it’s a little disappointing, since the streetcar only runs from Union Station and does not provide access to the rest of downtown, including the Arts District. Can you clarify?

  • lakewoodhobo

    If it would go just a little further south, it could connect Tyler/Vernon Station to the Dallas Streetcar. I get that this is a tourist shuttle, but nothing wrong with killing 2 birds with 1 stone.