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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

September 1, 2005

DART offers passes to Hurricane Katrina evacuees

Image of Hurricane Katrina evacuees with DART personnel at Reunion Arena

Image of a Hurricane Katrina evacuee with DART personnel at Reunion Arena
DART is participating in local relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina evacuees by providing local bus and rail passes to those staying at the Reunion Arena shelter.

The passes have been extended for an additional two-week period and are valid through Saturday, October 15, 2005. DART will continue to monitor the recovery situation and make additional decisions as needed.

With the passes evacuees will have access to local DART buses, all of the DART Rail System and the Trinity Railway Express up to West Irving Station. DART Customer Service staff is available to help them plan a trip. Customer Service may be reached by calling 214-979-1111. DART also has a special page for evacuees on its website, www.DART.org. The information is located on the top right corner of the home page.

These transit services connect them to grocery and clothes shopping, community services, healthcare and even entertainment destinations like movie theaters and the Dallas Zoo. The passes are part of a support effort that began August 31 as DART provided buses to transport people to Reunion Arena. At the same time, DART employees continue collecting goods and cash and working with area organizations that are responding to those in need.

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