Preliminary DART plan includes higher fares for some

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Posted on April 25, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 25 at 4:21 PM

DALLAS —DART wants to hike fares to raise revenue by more than $7 million per year.

The plan is only preliminary at his point, and there will be a public hearing on the matter in June.

In the preliminary plan, the most common monthly pass would go from $65 to $80. Additionally, riders who qualify for half-price fares (including senior citizens, the disabled, and students) would pay full fares during peak hours.

Changes would also affect one-way tickets, which would become two-hour passes, making it easier and cheaper to take multiple rides within that time period.

DART also plans to introduce a "mid-day fare" offering five hours of travel for a reduced rate to encourage off-peak ridership.

Trinity Railway Express riders whose trips don't actually cross the Tarrant/Dallas County line would also pay less under the proposed plan.

DART Board Member Scott Carlson said he was disappointed the staff wants to raise fares again without first developing a plan to get more riders.

 

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