DART’s proposed new shuttle through Downtown Dallas and Oak Cliff will include a nod toward the Design District, swinging along Stemmons Corridor and passing down Hi Line Drive on its way to Downtown. The shuttle, unlike the DART buses, will have discounted fare and be oriented towards tourists, with stops at major hotels in the area and attractions like Klyde Warren Park, the Convention Center, Bishop Arts and the Cedars.
The shuttle was approved at the end of May and will be funded by DART, Downtown Dallas, Inc. and the City of Dallas. It will roughly follow the current bus 21 and 49 routes: Route 49 will go from the Medical District to the major hotels on Stemmons Freeway, down Hi Line Drive to Victory Park and the Perot Museum, and down through the West End, the Omni, and on to the Cedars. Route 21 will focus on Downtown, starting at Klyde Warren Park and meandering along Main Street, heading South to Oak Cliff via the Jefferson Blvd. viaduct.
According to D Magazine, Downtown Dallas, Inc. is currently working on making the shuttle a free amenity. Until then, it will begin service in August with options for a $5 for a day pass or $1.75 for a midday pass, running every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.