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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

March 19, 2012

DART's Fair Share Parking Starts April 2

DART customers who don't live in one of the agency's 13 cities and choose to park at either Parker Road or North Carrollton/Frankford stations will begin paying for parking on Monday, April 2.

As DART's rail system continues to expand parking space has at times been limited at specific locations. Establishing paid-parking helps the agency meet the demand that riders outside DART's service area have placed on the rail system while rewarding other residents for their city’s commitment to DART.

Customers living in DART cities of Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park will continue to park for free in unreserved spots, but must first apply for a parking permit sticker with DART's contractor, Platinum Parking, to avoid any parking fees.

Customers living outside DART's service area, or service area residents without a parking permit, will be required to pay a daily fee of $2 or a monthly parking fee of $40.

Platinum Parking representatives are already at Parker Road and North Carrollton/Frankford stations weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help process applications. More information on the paid parking pilot is available online at www.DART.org/PaidParking or by calling DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111.

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