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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark Ball

July 17, 2008

10.3 million passenger trips

DART ridership sets record for second straight month

If you thought DART's buses, trains and HOV lanes were crowded last month, you were right.

With 10.3 million total trips on those modes, June 2008 was the transit agency's biggest month ever, topping last month's record of 10.28 million trips.

Both DART Rail (69,861 trips) and the Trinity Railway Express (11,105 trips) posted their highest-ever average weekday ridership totals. DART Rail was up 14.2% over June 2007 and the TRE was up 19.8% over the same period. Commuters continue sharing the ride in the HOV lanes. There were more than 4.5 million trips made in the expanded HOV-lane system. That number, when combined with ridership on other DART services, yielded a 20.1% increase in ridership over June 2007.

DART Rail:
Average weekday = 69,861 (14.2% gain over June 2007)
Monthly total = 1,687,827 (up 13.6% over June 2007)

Trinity Railway Express:
Average weekday = 11,105 (19.8% gain over June 2007)
Monthly total = 251,522 (up 17.0% over June 2007)

DART Bus:
Average weekday = 157,794 (up 6.8% over June 2007)
Monthly total = 3,832,455 (up 6.2% over June 2007)

HOV Lanes:
Average weekday = 165,170 (up 37.3% over June 2007)
Monthly total = 4,529,000 (up 38.7% over June 2007)

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