Masters of Transportation: Transit helps reduce commuting costs


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Now that acceptance letters are arriving, it’s time for the college-bound to start thinking about their transportation options. If you’re going to college within the DART Service Area, a transit pass is almost as valuable as your student ID.

DART has a bus stop or rail station within walking distance of more than 30 trade schools,colleges and universities, making it possible to progress from community college to a doctoral degree without owning a car.

“Education is the most important variable for upward social mobility, and DART helps remove the transportation barrier,” said Dr. Joe May, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District.

DART offers reduced fares to full-time college or trade school students who possess the proper DART-issued student ID, making travel to and from campus more affordable.

If the college or university participates in the DART Higher Education Pass Program, students must obtain a semester DART Pass from the school – usually the parking office. If the institution does not participate, those students may take advantage of DART’s Reduced College/Trade School fares. In both cases, enrollment must be verified at the beginning of every academic semester and your pass updated at the DART Store in Downtown Dallas.

Discover how to reach campus with DART’s Travel Agent.

Learn more about how to get your DART-issued student ID:

About Karen Ptacek

Karen is a Communications Representative at Dallas Area Rapid Transit. She is the project manager and primary writer/editor of DART's Inmotion newsletter and the annual Progress Report publication. She also contributes to DART Daily, Rider Insider and other newsletter articles.
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