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Public transportation may come to Arlington

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DART is looking at possibly expanding service to Arlington, the largest city in America with no public transportation.

But how would it work in a city that does not pay taxes into the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system?

Arlington wants to try out a pilot program of providing bus service from UTA's College Park to the Trinity Express Centerport DFW station just south of DFW.

The bus service is a small step in a potentially bigger plan to ultimately integrate Arlington and other North Texas cities into DART.

The problem is cities that already paid part of their sales taxes to have DART feel it is unfair for new cities to pay anything less to use the same service.

DART says it is looking for ways to make those cities pay their fair share. Right now, Arlington and other cities testing the waters of public transportation are using experimental bus routes in the meantime. They will pay for them by spending up to roughly $700,000 over a two-year trial basis.

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