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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles
Mark A. Ball

February 10, 2020

DART Launches Discount GoPass Tap Card

Participants in any of eight support assistance programs now qualify for Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART) Discount GoPass® Tap Card for riding public transit at half the fare.

DART is promoting their new, two-year, pilot-program designed to lend a hand to riders who need assistance affording public transit with outreach through media, printed materials and a partnership with eligible agencies to inform eligible riders.

Anyone, current or new riders, who participate in any of the following programs is now eligible for DART services at half the fare:

  • CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program),
  • TANF (Texas Temporary Assistance for Needy Families),
  • CEAP (Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program),
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program),
  • Housing Choice Vouchers,
  • Medicaid,
  • Medicare,
  • Texas WIC (Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children).
There are additional merits of the program besides transportation options at a reduced rate. This program can reduce social and economic inequalities by making mobility financially feasible to more people, discounted fares can help retain low income riders and it could attract additional customers.

To apply, bring proof of participation in one of the eight programs listed to the DARTmart, located at DART Headquarters (Akard Station), 1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas, TX 75202, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Program participants will need to purchase a Discount GoPass Tap Card with an initial loaded value of $6.00, good for two discount-fare day passes.

The payment system will deduct fares at a 50 percent discount as the customer rides DART and will automatically monitor and provide the benefit of daily and monthly fare capping.

Cards can then be used on any DART bus or light rail, including TRE between EBJ Union Station and Centerport/DFW Station.

More information is available at dart.org/TapForHalf or by calling DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111.

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