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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles
Mark A. Ball

June 24, 2020

DART Approves Hero Pay for Frontline Workers

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors unanimously approved $4.3 million to provide Hero Pay for frontline workers, customer facing employees and essential employees at the Tuesday, June 23 board meeting.

Over 2,900 DART employees are potentially eligible for the Hero Pay package, including those employees whose core functions pose a hazardous threat because of the nature of their work and their direct interaction with the public.

DART employees who worked remotely or were not directly customer facing or did not work in hazardous conditions are not eligible.

The Hero Pay package will be provided as a lump sum amount of $150 per week for each eligible employee during the eight-week term, from April 2 to May 31, that the State of Texas issued stay at home orders and the reopening of businesses at 25% capacity.


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