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The Brookhaven Courier

Commuting to campus

Map of DART lines.
Ivy Nguyen
Illustration of DART system.

Getting to Dallas College campuses without a car is not as hard as most may think. DART and other regional public transportation agencies offer a wide range of transportation options to and from all Dallas College campuses and centers.

All of the DART light rail lines can be accessed from Akard, St. Paul, Pearl/Arts and West End stations in downtown Dallas. You can take your local bus to connect you with a transit center or DART rail station. 

DART Student GoPass


Students enrolled in six or more credit hours, or at least 96 contact hours during the regular semesters or 48 during the summer terms for continuing education, are granted a complimentary DART student pass for the semester. Passes allow students to use the GoPass app to ride DART’s various services including all light rail and bus routes and the GoLink zones around its services area for free.

The Student GoPass form can be found on the Dallas College website. Submission students will receive an email inviting them to download the GoPass app and activate their student pass. As long as you qualify for a student GoPass, your pass will renew automatically with each new semester.

DART Light Rail


There are four DART rail lines in name by color – Blue, Red, Green and Orange – that travel to different ends of Dallas County, DART’s primary service area. All lines can be accessed at West End Station in downtown Dallas. El Centro Campus can also be accessed from this station.

The Green Line is the closest to Brookhaven, accessible from Farmers Branch Station. From there, bus 227 and GoLink, DART’s on-demand service, can be used to get to campus. Both will drop off and pick up passengers in front of the S Building.

Brandon Min, a student at Brookhaven said, “I take the DART Green Line … in Denton from Trinity Mills to Farmers Branch, and then onto the bus that stops at Brookhaven.” Min said it is a simple process to get from his home to school.



The GoLink will accommodate any person within Farmers Branch using one of DART’s vehicles or through its partnership with Uber, for riders who have opted in. Riders can even call it to take a break to leave campus and stay within the city. 

The Farmers Branch GoLink zone is available from 5 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.

Andres Panecatl, a student at Brookhaven, said, he took DART to get to his North Lake Campus classes in the previous two years. Panecatl said it was not always an accessible resource due to the buses being delayed quite often, but said the trains were always prompt. Panecatl said safety was a concern sometimes, but it got him where he needed to go.

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