FYI

Arlington Ready To Roll With ‘MAX’

With excitement and anticipation, the City of Arlington officially welcomed public transportation to its community. MAX, Metro Arlington Express, was unveiled Monday morning with much celebration. The joint venture brings the first transit system to the city. Here are just the facts about MAX.

FACT:

The City of Arlington is investing $700,000 a year for bus service for the next two years. It is temporary financing Mayor Robert Cluck hopes will eventually lead to permanent funding down the road.

“Our plans right now are trying to get people satisfied with what we’re doing, and then we’ll have to find out a way to permanently finance it,” Mayor Cluck said.

FACT:

It’s taken a long time to get public transportation rolling in Arlington. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce, University of Texas in Arlington, DART, the T and the TRE – are all on board and contributed to getting MAX in service. Routes run Monday through Friday from 6-a.m. to 10-pm.

FACT:

MAX will connect the city of Arlington, UTA campus and businesses within the community. Buses will make regular stops between the TRE Centerport/DFW Airport station and College Park Center.

FACT:

Bus fare is five dollars and covers ridership on MAX, DART and the T.

“We’re going to enjoy it! Try our best and make sure it’s something people can enjoy it and utilize it,” Mayor Cluck said.

FACT:

The MAX fleet will include two active buses and one additional spare. The buses are equipped with reclining seats, reading lights, overhead storage and Wi-Fi.

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