Ask DART: Fare Changes


Question: When will fare changes go into effect?


Most fare changes will go into effect August 18, 2018. Day pass vouchers purchased by social agencies and government entities will go into effect November 2018. Corporate program fare changes will go into effect January 2019 and Paratransit fare changes will go into effect March 2019.

Question: What fare changes will be taking place?


  • The Single Ride Pass will be restored on BUSES ONLY as a cash-only fare of $2.50.
  • Midday Pass extends to weekends and increases to $2.
  • High School reduced fare extends to weekends. Students must have a valid DART Service Area high school ID with them.
  • The new A.M. and P.M. Passes replace the current two-hour pass, and they provide value for people who need to travel for more than two hours, but don’t need a Day Pass.
    • A pass purchased or activated prior to noon will be known as an A.M. Pass and will be valid for unlimited trips on all bus and rail modes from the start of service until noon. A pass purchased or activated after 12 p.m. will be known as a P.M. Pass, which is good from noon until end of service.
    • The A.M. Pass and P.M. Pass will cost $3 each, and together cost the same as a Day Pass, but will benefit customers who only need to travel during one half of the day, or who may leave in the afternoon and return home the next morning.
  • The Day Pass will increase to $6.
  • The Regional Day Pass will increase to $12.
  • A Paratransit single trip will increase to $3.50.


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3 Responses to Ask DART: Fare Changes

  1. DD says:

    You get the same bad service in Irving for a higher price.

  2. Stephanie Williams says:

    I disagree with these increased fare rates. The working class is paying for all the riders who I see on a daily basis riding for free. Since the fares have gone up I expect more law enforcement in each car to remove riders who have not paid their fare share of the ride. This is incorrect, and like always the middle class is paying for the lower class.

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