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Your Cost of Driving vs. Riding DART

DART Bus and DART Rail at Walnut Hill Station

Do your share for cleaner air.

Since an estimated 55 percent of air pollution in North Texas is caused by emissions from vehicles such as cars and trucks, the most important thing any North Texan can do to improve air quality is to drive less. (View more air quality resource links)

Riding DART can save you money and help you do your share for cleaner air.

Use this form to determine your monthly cost of driving.
Composite national average cost per-mile** 57.1 cents
1. Enter your daily round trip commute distance from home to work (in miles)
2. Enter the number of days worked each month
3. Enter the average miles per gallon for your automobile
4. Enter the average price paid for a gallon of gas
5. Enter your monthly parking expenses
(Results will open in a new browser window.)

  • An $80 Local Monthly Pass or a $800 Local Annual Pass includes all DART buses, DART Rail, DART On-Call, FLEX service and service on the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. (Service on Express Route 282 requires a System fare, see the DART fares page for more information.)
  • A $160 Regional Monthly Pass or a $1,600 Regional Annual Pass includes all DART buses, DART Rail, DART On-Call, FLEX service, all TRE service plus The T buses in Fort Worth and DCTA buses and A-train in Denton County.
Find out how to get your monthly or annual pass today!

Participating employers get discounted rates for their employees with DART's Corporate Pass Programs.

It's up to each of us to take responsibility for the air we breathe.
View the Air North Texas website in a new browser windowOn 6.24.16, North Texans joined in doing at least one extra thing for clean air. Previously on July 7, Clean Air Action Day is now the first Friday of summer every year. Incorporate a clean air strategy when traveling to work, making Friday night plans, getting the weekend started early with a trip to the lake or in another way.

To sustain momentum:

Learn more at
Additional DART Information:
» Bicycle Commuter Information
» Purchase DART Monthly Passes Online
» DART Pass Outlet Locations
Air Quality Resource Links:
» Air North Texas
   Go Green, Breathe Clean. A Campaign for Clean Air.
» Try Parking It
» Drive Clean Texas
» North Central Texas Council of Governments Air Quality Information
» Carbon Calculator (Link courtesy of TerraPass. DART is not affiliated with this organization.)

** Estimate provided by the AAA publication, Your Driving Costs, updated by AAA every spring. In coming up with the estimate of 57.1 cents above, AAA figures in average fuel, routine maintenance, tires, insurance, license and registration, loan finance charges and depreciation costs for an automobile that is driven 15,000 miles per year. Excludes loan payment. Fuel prices are based on late-2015 national average gas price of $2.139 per gallon. This estimate is provided by AAA.

Your estimated monthly cost of driving calculation does not include the average fuel price of $2.139 per gallon provided by AAA in order to allow for a current gas price calculation to be performed.
[57.10¢ - 8.45¢ = 48.65¢. For the purposes of this estimate, number used for adjusted average cost per-mile is 49¢. Please see page 6-7 of 2016 Your Driving Costs PDF for more information about the AAA estimate.]

AAA has been conducting this annual analysis since 1950. That year, driving a car 10,000 miles annually cost 9 cents a mile, and gasoline sold for 27 cents per gallon.

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