GOAL 3: DALLAS’ COMMUNITIES HAVE ACCESS TO SUSTAINABLE, AFFORDABLE, TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS.
INSTALL 1,500 EV CHARGING OUTLETS TO SUPPORT 39,000 VEHICLES THROUGHOUT THE CITY BY 2030.
ALL NEW TRANSIT BUSES AND LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES PURCHASED BY THE CITY, DALLAS SCHOOLS, AND DART AFTER 2030 TO BE FULLY ELECTRIFIED, AND THEN FULL FLEET TRANSITION BY 2040.
SINGLE OCCUPANT VEHICLE TRAVEL MODE SHIFT FROM 88% TO 79% BY 2030 AND 88% TO 62% BY 2050.
The transportation sector forms the single largest contribution of GHG emissions in Dallas (34%), of which 98 percent is attributed to on-road transportation. The majority (78%) of Dallas residents drive to work alone, while another 23.2 percent carpool, telework (4.8%), and use transit (3.8%), and other modes of transportation. In FY 20-21, six actions from this sector, with 24 milestones, will be initiated. These actions include implementation of the Connect Dallas Mobility Plan, along with expansion of existing programs and efforts, as well as updates to existing codes and ordinances. This sector will involve Transportation, Equipment & Fleet Management, Office of the Bond Program, Economic Development, the Ad Hoc COVID Recovery Committee, Sustainable Development & Construction, Planning & Urban Design, as well as external partners such as DART and DISD.
Resources for Residents
1 Commute for a whole month on the price of a tank of gas with the DART Vanpool service, available to those commuting from an area not served by DART rail or bus. Riders are guaranteed a seat each day and up to two emergency rides home a quarter.
2 Join the Try Parking It app to find greener commute options like carpool, vanpool, and transit in north central Texas. Earn rewards from participating businesses for tracking your greener trips.
3 Check out DART’s Bike and Ride program. Bike & Ride commuting combines the cost-effectiveness of public transit with the health benefits of cycling.
Resources for Businesses
1 Encourage your employees to use the DART Vanpool service by offering pre-tax commuter benefits and/or offering a small subsidy. Vanpool riders get to skip the traffic by riding in the HOV lane and will show up to work less drained from their commutes.
3 Consider the DART Employer Annual Pass program. Offering an annual DART pass to your employees can boost employee productivity and morale while also offering tangible benefits to your company’s bottom line.