DART helps reduce commuting costs for students

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Fall classes will be starting soon, and many students are weighing their transportation options. If you are attending a local college, university or trade school, and are looking for ways to keep more money in your pocket, DART can help.

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.

El Centro College, UNT Dallas, UNT Dallas College of Law, UT Southwestern, SMU, UT Dallas and Kaplan College participate in a contracted Higher Education Pass Program, so for that reason, students do not qualify for reduced fares purchased on the GoPass℠ mobile ticketing app, from a ticket vending machine or from a bus farebox. If you attend one of these schools, please contact your school to obtain your pass.

Qualified El Centro College students can ride DART free when enrolled in at least six spring or fall semester credit hours or 96 contact hours in a single quarter for continuing education students. Visit the Cashier’s Office for more information or to obtain a pass.

Discover how to reach campus with on the Travel Agent page, DART.org/travel agent.

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

About DART Daily

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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