DALLAS, Texas — Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) received notification it has been allocated $229 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the agency announced today.
"DART has continued through the pandemic to provide bus, light rail, paratransit, streetcar, police and Trinity Railway Express transit service to ensure North Texans have access to essential jobs and medical facilities," read a statement from DART.
The CARES Act funding will allow DART "access to valuable financial resources in the battle to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic."
"DART has aggressively expanded agency-wide cleaning and safety protocols in response to the novel coronavirus and remains committed to doing everything possible to keep patrons and employees safe through this pandemic," DART stated earlier this month in preparation for a surge in riders returning to work — with increased and rotational cleanings, the use of EPA approved cleaning agents, and Halosil Foggers. More on that from DART, here.
DART follows the CDC guidelines in suggesting maintaining six-feet social distancing between passengers and the operators.