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Old 09-22-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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Hello good people of CD!

I need your help figuring out short-term commute I'll have to make from North Plano to Lamar Blvd area in Arlington (near Texas Health Resources HQ). I don't have a car (or rather we have only one for now and it's taken). I've never ever used DART or TRE and have no idea how it works as far as public transportation. I'm looking at the maps but would like to avoid these experiments if I can help it when I need to get there early in the morning. Is DART even an option? I can get to Parker Rd station in Plano with no problems. Is there a reasonable commute without renting another car for myself?

Thank You for your help.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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You can take the Dart Rail from Plano to the TRE station in downtown Dallas. Then TRE to Arlington. It just depends on where in Arlington you need to get to. They have little to no public transportation.
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Old 09-22-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Plano 75024
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Why not uber?
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Why not uber?
Close to $100 a day in round trip fares if they use normal Uber. Uber X would save some cost, but a month Dart/TRE pass is going to be significantly less expensive.
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Uber is cheap, but not cheaper than renting a car at $30/day or so for that round trip. I would have thought you'd be out of luck once you got to the Centerport Station near 360/Trinity (technically Ft. Worth I think) but if you're really dedicated to using public transit, you could do it. DART apparently connects the Centerport Station with UTA via the DART MAX (Metro Arlington Express) bus. You could get off at the Collins/Andrews stop and then walk north past Lincoln Square over the Center St Bridge across I-30 to Lamar. Unlike some bridges in Arlington, there is actually a sidewalk here. According to Google this would take you more than 2 hours each way beginning when you left Parker Station.

Personally, I'd just head over to Enterprise and get a weekly rate. Good luck!
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I second this. Go rent a small, cheap car. Or, get a hotel for the night in Arlington!
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:03 PM
 
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Thank You all very much. I may need to go there for only 1 day (don't know it for sure yet) that's why didn't want to bother with rents etc. Yes if there is no good DART/TRE option we'll compare what rent vs Uber will cost for 1 day use. I simply don't know Arlington area at all, traffic pattern etc. Just didn't want to take chances with morning and evening commute because it's not something I'll need to do after that one day trip.
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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TRE doesn't go to Arlington. Nearest station is in Hurst near the Bell plant. Then you would need to catch a taxi from the Hurst station to your Arlingotn destination. I also agree best to rent a car for the day.
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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TRE doesn't go to Arlington. Nearest station is in Hurst near the Bell plant. Then you would need to catch a taxi from the Hurst station to your Arlingotn destination. I also agree best to rent a car for the day.
My apologies OP. TRE runs along the boarder of Arlington. I think the other posters had better options as to renting a small/cheep car.
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Heading south into Arlington is going against traffic, so your trip will be a breeze. Traffic is headed northbound out of Mansfield. Side streets in Arlington don't have much traffic. I used to work down there.
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