Transportation

Roadways
Richardson is strategically located  in the Dallas area with access to major freeways throughout the region. Richardson provides convenient access for workers commuting into Richardson, the second largest employment center in the Dallas area.


4 Major Highways:

  • U.S. 75(North Central Expressway)
  • I-635 (Lyndon B. Johnson - LBJ Freeway)
  • SH 190 (President George Bush Turnpike)
  • Dallas North Tollway
 

U.S. 75/North Central Expressway

  • Main freeway north from downtown Dallas
  • Bisects Richardson south to north
  • "High Five" interchange - U.S. 75 at I-635, near Richardson's southern border, enables this high traffic intersection to be one of the most efficient in Texas
  • View the location of U.S. 75 in relation to Richardson
I-635/LBJ Freeway

  • I-635 was constructed as a partial-loop freeway around the city of Dallas
  • I-635 begins at the north entrance of DFW Airport and extends east to intersect with I-20, east of Dallas in Mesquite, TX
  • I-635 skirts Richardson's southern border with Dallas
  • View the location of I-635 in relation to Richardson
SH190/Bush Turnpike

  • 30-mile, 6-lane, limited access tollway
  • Generally serves as Richardson's northern border
  • Provides for east-west traffic from Garland to I-635 or Hwy 114, near entrances to DFW Airport
  • Links commuters to Telecom Corridor by giving direct access to U.S. 75, I-635, IH-35E and the Dallas North Tollway
  • View the location of SH190 in relation to Richardson
Dallas North Tollway

  • 32-mile, 6-lane, limited access tollway provides convenient connection between downtown Dallas, north Dallas, southern Collin and Denton Counties
  • Begins near downtown Dallas from IH-35E and extends north through Dallas, Plano & Frisco
  • Intersects with SH190, providing direct access to Richardson from cities in north Dallas and Collin County
  • View Dallas North Tollway in relation to Richardson
Major Arterial Roads in Richardson - Click on streets to view their location in Richardson 
Source: Richardson Traffic Counts - 2009 Report
Transportation Improvements currently underway in Richardson


DART Light (Commuter) Rail and Public Transportation (
Bus Service)
The city of Richardson has supported the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority), with 1% of sales tax for more than 20 years. As a result, Richardson residents and workers have access to 4 Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) stations (more than any Dallas area suburb) and citywide bus transportation services.
 
Richardson DART stations (View DART rail stations locations):
  • Spring Valley Station
  • Arapaho Center Station
  • Galatyn Park Station
  • Bush Turnpike Station
DART bus service routes in Richardson
RED LINE Dart station Bus lines available 
Arapaho Station

360 (M-F), 361 (M-S), 362 (M-F), 372 (M-S), 571 (M-F)DART On-Call Richardson (M-F)

Bush Turnpike Station
Galatyn Park Station

Galatyn Shuttle Map (M-F)
Galatyn Shuttle Schedule ("AT&T building" = Tower 2600)

Spring Valley Station

360, 400, 463, 551 (M-F)

UT Dallas Cotton Belt Line (proposed)Proposed - TBD
For more information on public bus transportation, contact DART 214.979.1111.

Air Service
DFW International Airport
DFW is located 25 miles from Richardson’s Telecom Corridor® and  provides domestic flights to every major US city in 4 hours or less, as well as international flights.
  • DFW is ranked 3rd largest in the U.S. (after Atlanta and O'Hare) in operations and 7th in passengers
  • Avgs. 938 departures daily to 173 U.S. and worldwide destinations
  • Non-stop freeway access to DFW International Airport in 30 minutes (non-rush hour), taking U.S. 75 to I-635 or taking the George Bush Turnpike to I-635 or Hwy 114
  • 5 terminals: 4 domestic and 1 international terminal
  • 20 airlines: 13 domestic, 7 foreign
  • 155 gates
Other North Texas Area Airports
There are 12 airports in the North Texas area.

Airports closest to Richardson:

Airport Distance from Richardson
DFW International

24.9 miles/30 min.

Dallas Love Field

17 miles/30 min.

Addison (Gen.Aviation)

13 miles/15 min.

Collin Co. Regional Airport

17 miles/20 min.

Airline Headquarters & Hubs
American Airlines: HQ in Fort Worth, largest carrier at DFW International Airport

Southwest Airlines: HQ in Dallas, Texas at Dallas Love Field


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