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DART Opens Transit Centers as Cooling Stations Amid North Texas Heatwave

With temperatures rising across North Texas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is offering transit centers as cooling stations for riders seeking relief from the heat. DART's initiative aims to provide a safe and cool environment for customers waiting for their transportation connections.

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Bernard Jackson stated, "DART Transit Centers are currently operational to provide cooling relief to the public during the excessive heat while they wait to make connections with their bus, light rail, paratransit, and GoLink services."

The following transit centers will be staffed with DART personnel to assist with travel planning:

  • Addison Transit Center
  • Arapaho Center Station
  • Bernal/Singleton Transfer Location
  • CBD East Transfer Center
  • CBD West Transfer Center
  • Cockrell Hill Transfer Location
  • Downtown Garland Station
  • Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station
  • Hampton Station
  • Illinois Station
  • J.B. Jackson Jr. Transit Center/MLK Jr. Station
  • Lake June Station
  • Lake Ray Hubbard Transit Center
  • Ledbetter Station
  • Parker Road Station
  • Red Bird Transit Center
  • South Garland Transit Center

DART will continue to monitor weather conditions across North Texas. The public is advised to stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible, drink plenty of water, and check on friends and neighbors.

For updates on potential service changes, sign up for DART Service Alerts at, follow DART on social media, or contact DART Customer Service at (214) 979-1111.

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