Media Relations Contact:
Mark A. Ball
August 13, 2018
New DART Fare Structure Gives Riders Cost Saving Options, Effective Saturday, August 18, 2018 and Service Modifications Planned for Monday, August 27, 2018
DART's new fare structure provides riders with fare products and options to fit their travel needs across the DART service area. The new fare structure starts August 18.
DART is introducing fare capping to make riding easier and cheaper. By using the GoPass® mobile app or GoPass Tap card, riders will never spend more than the total cost of a day pass ($6.00) in a single day, or the total cost of a monthly pass ($96.00) in a calendar month. As a local rider, after spending a total of $6.00 on any one day, you won't be charged another fare until the following day. Each calendar month, after purchasing 16 Day Passes or the equivalent, riders won't be charged another fare until the end of that month.
Daily fare capping begins on August 18. Monthly fare capping will begin on September 1 with both the GoPass app and the GoPass Tap card.
Other major changes to the DART fare structure include:
Additional information about the fare change, including a table of the new fares, is available on at DART.org/fares.
- The Single Ride Pass has been brought back for bus only transit as a cash-only fare of $2.50.
- The new A.M. and P.M. Passes have replaced two-hour passes. Valid for unlimited trips on all DART buses and rail modes, these passes provide savings for riders who need to travel more than two hours but who don't need a full Day Pass.
- The very successful Midday Pass, available for bus and rail travel between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. is now offered on weekends as well.
- High School reduced fare passes, available for bus and rail transit with a valid DART Service Area school ID card, has been extended to include weekends.
DART's personalized shuttle service, GoLink, comes to an area with no previous transit service on August 27, with the debut of the all-new Far North Plano zone. Hours of operation will be 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., in an area bounded by State Highway 121, Custer Road, Spring Creek Parkway and Ohio Drive.
Trips may be booked by utilizing the new GoLink app or by calling 214-452-1827.
Most of the bus service modifications on August 27 are minor route adjustments, designed to improve on-time performance and dependability. On other routes, detours implemented earlier in the year will become permanent.
Details are available by calling DART Customer Service at 214.979.1111 or by going online to DART.org for adjustments to routes 11, 76, 81, 82, 161, 205, 206, 278, 500, 510, 535 and 549. Minor schedule revisions will occur on routes 11, 12, 24, 36, 63, 161, 278, 361, 402, 403, 404, 486, 504, 514, 531, 538, 544, 582, 583 and 722.
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