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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-11 2:28 PM 
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Arlington to End Bus Service, Replace with Rideshare App

A new transit option is coming to Arlington.

The third largest city in North Texas has no public transportation right now except for one bus called the Max. It runs one route from the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and connects to other transit at CentrePort station south of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

"We're dependent on this," said UTA Senior Yolanda Easley. "We are coming from Plano, Richardson, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Mesquite and this is the only bus Arlington has."

Vianey Hernandez and Kathya Sandoval take the Max to campus every day, and they don't know what they'll do when the bus stops rolling.

City leaders say ridership on the Max has always been low. It's a pilot program and it expires at the end of the year.

"It makes me very angry that they're taking away the only way I can get to school," Hernandez said.

This week, city council approved an alternative rideshare service called Via. Users can request a ride through the app, then meet other riders at a designated point nearby and take a shuttle together to different stops.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Arlington-to-End-Bus-Service-Start-Rideshare-App-Instead-456740423.html

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-11 2:31 PM 
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This is insane!  What about the disabled?  Are the rideshare vehicles going to be able to accommodate them?  What about those who are a ways away from a "meeting area"?

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-11 6:39 PM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 51) 
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doesn't sound like it was well thought  out

of course, having one bus that covers only a university and an airport is not really well thought out either

How accessible is that bus? to whom?

 
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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-12 2:30 PM 
To: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 51) 
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Good questions!

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconNov-12 4:52 PM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 51) 
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Maybe student fees can fund a dedicated but limited bus for students?  One or two stops and it's done.  It could be done with a glorified pusher school bus with a lift gate.

 

Warren
 
USCG Engineer 1961-1982
 
 
 

 
From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-12 5:03 PM 
To: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 51) 
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That sounds workable... 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-12 6:55 PM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 51) 
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i kinda like Bike's idea about funding a student only bus

 

 
From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-13 2:39 PM 
To: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 51) 
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I do too

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-13 6:47 PM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 51) 
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in most places it seems students are the most likely bus riders

 

 
From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostNov-14 5:29 PM 
To: krathyn (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 51) 
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A large amount of students use both the bus and light rail here...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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