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New MAX Bus Service Starts in Arlington
Until recently, Arlington was the largest city in the country without a mass transit system. But this week, Arlington home owners welcomed a new way to move about the city when the MAX, or Metro Arlington Xpress, bus service began. Now, residents in one of the fastest growing cities in the Metroplex can park their cars and use an alternate method of transportation.
It is expected that students at University of Texas at Arlington will be among the more frequent users of the new service. MAX's first route will connect the campus to the entertainment district and the Trinity Railway Express’ CentrePort Station, giving students another way to reach destinations around the Metroplex. Varun Mallipaddi, who serves as the school's student government president, said, “A lot of students are excited, and waiting to find out how much of a benefit it will be. I can’t stress enough the importance of it being a success in the first two years.”
While Arlington home owners have long awaited this kind of city service, the City of Arlington is now caught in a battle of sorts between DART and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority regarding who will ultimately own the service. It's unclear whether or not ... more
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