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DART is offering bus service to DFW Airport from the Orange Line in Irving and the TRE’s Centreport Station in Fort Worth. A DART rail stop at the airport is still a couple of years away, but on Dec. 3, the transit agency is starting direct bus service to D/FW’s Terminal A from both the Orange Line’s new Belt Line Station in Irving and the Trinity Railway Express’ CentrePort station in Fort Worth. The Belt Line Station, debuting that day as part of DART’s expansion of the Orange Line, will also feature up to 200 spots for long-term paid parking, which the agency included with air travelers in mind. DART officials hope the bus service — which will cost $2.50 one way, with parking for as little as $7 a day — will provide a cheaper alternative to leaving a car at D/FW. And the agency is confident that the buses will provide a more convenient option than riding the current public transportation option, which is a journey involving multiple connections, or arranging to get rides from friends or family. DART is also launching a new direct bus service Dec. 3 to Dallas Love Field from the Orange Line’s Inwood Station, although there’s already a conventional bus line that serves the same purpose. Both new connectors, which together will cost DART about $2.5 million a year to operate, will feature smaller, 17-passenger vehicles. The buses will be outfitted with an area to store luggage, and lower floors to aid travelers carrying bags. The bus lines will sync with the Orange Line’s schedule — running every 15 minutes during peak periods — to allow for more seamless travel. The connector linking with the TRE’s CentrePort station won’t match perfectly, although officials said buses will be plentiful. And both the D/FW and Love Field lines will require the standard DART system fare, which will increase on Dec. 3 to $2.50 for single rides or $5 for a day pass. DART’s early projections are that more than 1,000 people will use the new D/FW bus line each day. Daily parking will be free for residents of DART-member cities, while it will cost $2 for everyone else. Long-term parking for residents of a DART-member city will cost $7 a day, although those users will have to get a sticker that proves their residency. For all others, parking for more than 18 hours will cost $9 a day. By comparison, long-term parking at D/FW’s remote lots costs $8 a day, and that rate increases to $20 a day for spots closest to the terminals.