Ask DART: GoPass Tap Card

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Question: I know there are going to be fare changes this summer, but I also heard there is a new payment card that offers some sort of discount?

Answer: Thank you for your question. The card you are referring to is the GoPass Tap Card that is expected to be introduced in late summer or early fall.

Here’s how it works: You will purchase a GoPass Tap Card for any initial amount you choose between $6 and $200 at participating retailers. We encourage you to then register your card at GoPass.org to protect the balance on your card in case you lose it as well as other benefits.

Once you have your card, just touch your GoPass ® Tap card to the electronic reader every time you board or transfer on a bus or train. Your fare will be deducted automatically and you’ll be charged the best fare every time you ride. Once your monthly trips reach the total cost of a monthly pass, your remaining trips in any calendar month are free.

Fare capping also will be available soon in the enhanced GoPass app. If you have any other questions related to this, visit DART.org/farerestructure.

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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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2 Responses to Ask DART: GoPass Tap Card

  1. Jennifer Mitten says:

    What retailers will carry this? Being able to use my phone has been so convenient because I do not have to hunt for a retailer who carries DART passes because the DART store in downtown Dallas is only open during business hours M-F. I work in Richardson from 8-5 so am not able to get to the DART during their limited hours.

    • Krystal-Rose Agu says:

      Hello, Jennifer. Thanks for your question.

      The GoPass Tap cards will be available at 900+ retailer locations, including all 7-11 locations. Once you have a card, you’ll have the option to load value through the GoPass website or reload at a retail location.

      Buying passes through the GoPass app is a great option for smart phone users as well. In mid-May we’ll be updating the GoPass app significantly with many new features including enhanced trip planning tools. Please visit GoPass.org for additional details.

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