Dallas to Launch Ride-Share Pilot Program to Ease Congestion in Deep Ellum - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas to Launch Ride-Share Pilot Program to Ease Congestion in Deep Ellum

The program is scheduled to start Thursday, April 18

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Dallas to Launch Ride-Share Pilot Program to Ease Congestion in Deep Ellum

    The city of Dallas is working with ride-share services to help ease congestion in Deep Ellum, the city confirmed Wednesday.

    The proposed solution would create a designated holding zone for Uber, Lyft and other ride-share drivers -- similar to a fix many airports use, the city said.

    Drivers would also have a designated pick-up and drop-off time, the city said. The plan would also include signage and lighting to mark the designated areas.

    "Uber is excited to partner with the city of Dallas to help make it easier for people to get around in Deep Ellum with dedicated pickup and drop-off lanes," Uber Texas Communications Manager Travis Considine said in a statement.

    New Study Says Beards are 'Dirtier' Than Dogs

    [NATL] New Study Says Beards are 'Dirtier' Than Dogs

    A recent study suggests that a man's beard contains more germs than a dog's fur. All 18 men's beards studied by researchers at Switzerland's Hirslanden Clinic had higher levels of bacteria in them, compared to only 23 out of 30 dogs. Some beards had so much beard bacteria the men could get sick, the study says.

    (Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019)

    The program is scheduled to launch as a pilot program Thursday, April 18. The city said it would announce more information about the program on Tuesday.

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android