The city of Dallas, like many other American cities, is currently facing an air quality crisis. This study will utilize the DART system as a case example in the process of determining how a public transit system can be successfully applied in cities subject to urban sprawl situations similar to Dallas’. Possible alternatives, adjustments and improvements to the DART system will be considered and analyzed. Social implications and logistical adjustments will be central to the study. The final goal is to find changes that will increase the percentage of commuters who choose to use public transportation. Hopefully, the successful result determined for Dallas will be applicable to other cities that are subject to urban sprawl.
students, research, Dallas, Texas
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Chermak, Christina; Spenner, Kent; Bell, Jennifer; Jones, Juliana; Leon, Ricardo; Webb, Joanna; Heydari, Tim; and Aranda, Martha, "The Dallas Application of Responsible Transportation: How can public transportation systems work effectively for a city subject to urban sprawl? DART as a case study." (2008). Big iDeas 2008 Proposals. 4.