UD & DART: One Year Together

UD & DART: One Year Together

On July 28, 2012, years of road closures and detours gave way to hassle-free public transportation at our doorstep, as UD celebrated the long-awaited opening of the Dallas Area Rapid Transportation (DART) Orange Line's University of Dallas Station by taking the light-rail train to UD staple Club Schmitznow only one stop away.

The one-year-old rail station connects UD's campus with 13 cities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and, when the Orange Line is completed in 2014, students will be only a brief train ride from DFW International Airport.

According to Camille Salazar '14, the UD DART station has been "a complete blessing." With the completion of the DART Orange Line, she has been able to cut approximately an hour off her commute from her home in uptown Dallas to UD.

"Before the station opened, I took two trains and one bus to get to UD and it took almost two hours," said Salazar, who is now a resident assistant with no commute.

English major Marie Dixon '15's favorite place to visit is the Guadalupe Cathedral, a three-block walk from the Pearl/Arts District Station in downtown Dallas.

"I see people on DART all the time. Every time I'd go somewhere, I'd run into a group of 10 other classmates," she said.

The DART has made group outings easier for both car-less students and summer program participants. The faculty and graduate students directing both the O'Hara Chemical Sciences Institute for freshmen and the high school Arete Program have taken advantage of the hassle-free rail line for group outings to the Dallas Zoo, Dallas Museum of Art, Shakespeare in the Park and other places.

All in all, UD and DART are looking forward to many happy returns.

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