Get Passes for Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] ) gets you around Dallas and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make your trip fast, comfortable and economical. Their extensive network of DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] Light Rail, Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services moves more than 220,000 passengers per day across a 700-square-mile service area.


Passes for Students

Dallas Area Rapid Transit - http://www.dart.orgWe encourage you to apply for a DART Student Transit Pass. To do so:

A DART Student Transit Pass allows you to ride all Dallas Area Rapid Transit buses and trains, plus TRE [Trinity Railway Express] Zone 1 (The Trinity Railway Express from Union Station to CentrePort / DFW Airport Station).

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Passes for Faculty and Staff

Akard Station - CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) by RadicalBender from Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAkard_Station.jpg)

UT Dallas Parking & Transportation Services and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] ) are partnering to provide affordable access to public transportation for UT Dallas faculty and staff members by offering discounted DART passes to faculty and staff.

The discounted price for an annual DART Local Transit Pass is $720 (normally $960).

From November 12, 2019 through February 14, 2020, these passes are further discounted to $360. Thereafter, local DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] passes are available at the DART corporate rate.

To purchase an annual pass, download the DART Pass Application (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ), complete, and send it to park@utdallas.edu. You will receive confirmation via email when we receive your form. If you do not receive confirmation within one business day, please contact our office immediately.

Payment must be made via credit or debit card at the Parking Office (PS3 1.200). To ensure your DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] pass is ready by January 1, 2020, you must apply by Thursday, November 21, 2019. Payment must be made by 6:00 PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Passes are valid from January 1 through December 31, and allow you to ride all local DART buses and trains, GoLink and FLEX service, plus the Trinity Railway Express from Union Station to CentrePort / DFW Airport Station (TRE [Trinity Railway Express] Zone 1).

For 2020, faculty and staff have the option of selecting a DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] GoPass® App or a GoPass® Tap Card. Both options allow for DART local service. The GoPass® App is a digital pass available through the DART GoPass® phone app. The GoPass® Tap Card is a physical card that requires the user to tap at DART kiosks prior to boarding. The benefits of the GoPass® are that it cannot be lost or stolen as it is registered directly to your cell phone number, and it does not require tapping at the DART kiosks before boarding.

Faculty and staff that select the GoPass® option will have their pass automatically activated on their cell phone. For those that select the Tap Card option, passes will be available for pick up from the Parking Office.

Applications received after November 21, 2019 may not be processed by DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] until after winter break (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ).

To purchase a pass, please:

Your pass belongs to the University of Texas at Dallas and is valid for your use and you alone. Please do not attempt to alter your pass, duplicate your pass, or give it to someone else to use. The University reserves the right to confiscate your pass for its unauthorized use; DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] reserves the right to prosecute you.

For more information, call 972.883.7777.

Lost or Stolen Passes

DART Bus - Public Domain Image by RadicalBender from Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ADART_bus.jpg)

If you have a lost or stolen GoPass® Tap Card, before you report a pass as lost or stolen, you may want to contact DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] Lost and Found (214.749.3810), UT Dallas Police Lost and Found, or UTD Parking & Transportation Services (park@utdallas.edu / 972.883.2344) to see if anyone has turned it in.

If you find someone else’s pass, please send it via campus mail to Mail Stop PS3 10, or return it to the UTD Parking & Transportation Services Office (PS3 1.200).

If your GoPass® Tap Card is lost or stolen, report your lost or stolen pass to park@utdallas.edu so it can be disabled.

Replacement fees can be avoided by opting for your replacement pass to be issued via the DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] GoPass® Mobile Phone App.

If you are a student, you will receive one replacement DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] GoPass® Tap Card at no cost. Any additional GoPass® Tap Card will incur a fee of $60 per month for the remaining service year.

If you are a faculty or staff member, we will reissue your GoPass® Tap Card with a new DART Pass Application (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ). You will need to pay a prorated fee of $60 per month for the remaining service year.