Dump the Pump: Free Transit Rides for a Week

Dump the Pump week runs from June 18 through June 23

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Swap your gas receipt for a free regional city transit pass and save some cash June 18-23. (Published Friday, Jun 8, 2012)

    There’s a new push for North Texas drivers to dump the pump and ride public transportation for free.  It includes DART, The “T”, and the Denton County Transportation Authority.

    Drivers looking for a little relief from the gas pump can exchange a gas receipt for a free, weekly, regional pass to ride the transit system.  The pass is good for the week of June 18.

    The transit agencies want new riders to give the service a try and compare it to the cost of commuting in a car.

    An unlimited, daily DART regional pass costs $10.  A new AAA study shows that riding the transit network, could save a driver more than $9,000 per year.

    Driver Mike Johnson believes it’s a great deal.  “I ride it for recreation," Johnson said.  "I will ride it to the convention center, instead of paying to park, ride it from the airport, instead of paying to park."

    Other drivers say even with the free week, it just doesn’t fit into their daily routine. 

    Denise Johnson said the transportation doesn’t come close enough to her house for her to use.  “I think gas is ridiculous, but what can you do?  If you don’t have DART to use,” Johnson said.

    To cash in on the deal, drivers have to exchange their gas receipt at one of the locations below:

    Friday, June 8
    6 to 8 p.m.
    NRH2O Family Water Park
    9001 Blvd 26
    North Richland Hills 76180

    Saturday, June 9
    2 to 4 p.m.
    Old Downtown Carrollton Square
    1102 W. Main Street
    Carrollton 75006

    4 to 6 p.m.
    North East Mall, Center Court
    1101 Melbourne St.
    Hurst 76053

    Sunday, June 10
    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    McDonald's
    I-35E at Ewing, 632 South RL Thornton Fwy.
    Dallas 75203

    1 to 3 p.m.
    Hawaiian Falls Garland
    4550 North Garland Ave.
    Garland 75040

    Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Highland Village City Hall Utility Department
    1000 Highland Village Road, Highland Village

    Monday, June 11
    7 to 9 a.m.
    Hebron 121 Station Leasing Center's Monday Morning Muffins
    880 Union Station Parkway, Lewisville

    Tuesday, June 12
    5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Chick-fil-a's Dump the Pump, Rock the Rail
    1711 S. Loop 288, Denton

    Thursday, June 14
    6:30 to 8 p.m.
    City of Denton's Twilight Tunes
    Downtown Historic Courthouse Square, Denton

    Friday, June 15
    3 to 5 p.m.
    Vista Ridge Mall's Center Court
    2401 S. Stemmons Fwy., Lewisville

    Saturday, June 16
    2 to 4 p.m.
    Mockingbird Station Shops
    5321 East Mockingbird Lane
    Dallas 75206

    2 to 4 p.m.
    Irving Mall Center Court by Burlington Coat Factory
    3880 Irving Mall
    Irving 75062