Local Mass Transit Offering Free Week of Rides

Free transit passes given away beginning June 8

DART, The T and DCTA are working together to entice people to try mass transit in North Texas, for free.

Anyone can get a week of free rides by exchanging a receipt for gasoline for the transit pass.

The pass will be good for the week of June 18-23 and is the local version of the American Public Transportation Association's Dump the Pump Campaign and is designed to not only encourage mass transit use, but to compare the cost of commuting in a car with mass transit.

The $10 weekly passes are good for any DART, T or DCTA fixed route service and includes access to all DART, T and DCTA bus and train services, including the Trinity Railway Express.

Using data from AAA, APTA researchers determined that North Texas commuters who switch to the region's transit network may save more than $9,000 in the annual cost of driving to work.

Transit passes can be exchanged for receipts beginning June 8 and at several locations (listed below).

Pass pick up dates and times:

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

Saturday, June 9
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Old Downtown Carrollton Square 1102 W. Main Street, Carrollton 75006
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. North East Mall, Center Court 1101 Melbourne Street, Hurst 76053

Sunday, June 10
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. McDonald's I-35E at Marsalis, 650 RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas 75203
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hawaiian Falls Garland 4550 North Garland Avenue, Garland 75040

Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Hebron 121 Station Leasing Center's Monday Morning Muffins
880 Union Station Parkway, Lewisville
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highland Village City Hall Utility Department
1000 Highland Village Road, Highland Village

Tuesday, June 12
5:30 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 p.m. to 8 p.m.
City of Denton's Twilight Tunes, Downtown Historic Courthouse Square, Denton

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

Saturday, June 16
2 p.m.  to 4 p.m.
Mockingbird Station Shops 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 752062
Irving Mall Center Court by Burlington Coat Factory 3880 Irving Mall, Irving 75062

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